27 Feb '14, 3pm

Haze Blows Across Northeastern Asia

View Image Comparison View Both Images An all-too-common winter weather pattern settled over northeastern China over the past two weeks, letting air pollution build to hazardous levels. A temperature inversion trapped pollution near the ground, making particulate measurement soar. On February 24 and 25, 2014, the China Meteorological Administration issued an orange alert for air quality, warning of visibility below 2,000 meters and recommending that people stay indoors or wear a mask while outdoors in the North China Plain, including Beijing. The haze limited visibility from space, too. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite captured the development of the pollution event and its transport across eastern Asia. The top image shows February 20, when the haze was confined to the North China Plain. The lower image offers a v...

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