California’s massive wildflowers are pushing carbon monoxide across the country
It was just a few days ago that the National Weather Service provided some stunning glimpses at the effect the California wildfires are having on weather patterns in the United States, and now NASA is chiming in with its own discoveries. The NWS revealed that massive smoke clouds pushed aloft by the fires were gradually making their way to the East Coast, posing a risk to air quality, but NASA's data shows that it's not just smoke that we should be worried about.
In new images snapped by NASA's high-flying Aqua satellite, huge concentrations of carbon monoxide can be seen drifting from the west to the east. The dangerous clouds of gas can last for weeks on end, and as winds push them across the country the threat of diminished air quality becomes more and more real.
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