This satellite-derived risk map shows regions with high accumulated risk of smoke taint for agricultural produce and other sensitive agricultural activities. It is accumulated daily from March 1 to February 28 each year.
Daily Satellite-Derived Smoke
This daily image is derived from a geostationary image of Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), which is a measure of the amount of particles in the atmosphere (dust, smoke, pollution). These particles block sunlight by absorbing or by scattering light, affecting the amount of energy that reaches plants for their use in photosynthesis.
Daily maximum temperature
Maximum daily temperature images showing heat stress on agricultural crops in Fahrenheit degrees.
Land surface temperature
Land surface temperature images shows how hot the “surface” of the Earth would feel to the touch in a particular location, indicating heat stress on agricultural crops and vegetation in Celsius degrees.
Air quality - PM10, PM2.5 and ozone
Click on the colored circle locations to see time series of AQI observations. Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index from the US Environmental Protection Agency made up of ozone and particle pollution from cars, buses, trucks and fire emissions as well as industrial activity. The worse the air quality, the more important it is to take breaks, do less intense activities, and watch for symptoms.