Nasa Worldview has layers with daily updates collected from a bunch of different weather satellites: https://go.nasa.gov/2ycBN2H
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We burn lignite ash coal, it's 50% low quality coal.
About 0.5M Indians die yearly from air particulates.
Source: Garbage burning undermines AAP govt’s focus on reducing air pollution http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/garbage-burning-und...
I'm unaware of how much of New Delhi needs heating. Even tropics can be cool at night.
We're opening one every month til the USA gives us unfettered uranium/plutonium access rights. We were kept like this for 50 years.....
I have friends in Lake County. They're helping evacuate horses from areas that are worse off.
We've gotten so good at fighting fires that there is so much underbrush built up that one spark causes huge catastrophes like this, rather than a whole rash of little fires.
The bay area is so built-up that a lot of people really are building where they shouldn't be building, or don't do proper fire safety measures, such as cut back trees for 50 feet around their house and clear out underbrush. So even the "natural" little fires cause great property damage and need to be fought, giving these huge blazes enough fuel to really spread beyond any hope of containment.
At this point I think they're just trying to divert the fire, save lives, and hope it burns out soon.
Really glad I'm on this side of the water.
Also, the houses here weren’t really built for this (or the dangerous heat waves we endured this summer). Poorly insulated, designed for very moderate Northern California weather.
And we’re just the periphery - the side effect of the tragedy unfolding just an hour north of here.
Stay safe - keep an eye on the air quality reports and take them seriously.
These days you can even get groceries delivered and laundry picked up, so take advantage of that and save your health!
You can also buy portable air purifiers online and have those delivered as well.
And the filters:
P100 (P for oil Proof, 100 for reduces particulates by 99.97%) filters are the best you can get. N95 (N for not oil resistant) filters will also work for smoke, but they will get clogged in heavy-smoke environments quicker, so P filters are recommended [2 (filter selection flowchart)].
Like others have said, being inside is safer, and these filters get expensive.
Enable Near Surface Smoke. And the Z-time at the bottom is 7 hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time.
Downtown SJ bank buildings under a reddish-brown sky. Taken at noon today.