Friday, October 26, 2007

Yet more SoCal stuff...

If anybody is interested in my involvement with the Southern California Fires (if you're not already bored or sick of the news), you can check out my work blog. I've posted a few graphics of the fire situation. The graphic here shows an example of some of the imagery we've received due to these fires. In this particular image, healthy vegetation is shown in red (notice how healthy the golf course is...) and burned areas are black.

4 comments:

Papa Doc and the Duke said...

I imagine you have been busy with this fire stuff lately. Are there any other fires going on? Do you have to map this stuff when it is not on the forest?

Dad Clark

Mike and Adrianne said...

I was just telling Mike last night that I bet you are swamped with the fire stuff. I love looking at all the images you have on your work blog. It is all so interesting to me. Mike told me they caught one of the arsons--that he was ramming his car into police cars. What an idiot.

Mike and Adrianne said...

They didn't catch him. They shot him! There's a difference. Adrianne and I were wondering if you could tell us how far the smoke gets (got) before it was no longer identifiable...identify-able...yeah. And, how far away do you think you could get and still smell the smoke?

Mike

Jess and Jen said...

I don't know how far it got this time, but there have been times in the last year or so that a fire in Southern California had smoke drift all the way to SLC. The smell wasn't evident, but it messed up our air.

I don't think the smell carries all that far. I was in Missoula this summer and they had fires burning all around them, the air quality was very poor, but I couldn't smell anything.

These fires mostly blew off-shore due to the Santa Ana's. As soon as the winds shifted (such that it'd blow toward Utah), the fires died down.