Fires in South East Asia

Fires in South East Asia

16 March 2010


Smoke pollution generated by wildland fires in continental South East Asia (Myanmar, Thailand)

Thailand and neighboring countries are currently suffering high and hazardous smoke pollution generated by vegetation burning.

The latest pollution figures are provided by the Pollution Control Department of Thailand at:

http://www.pcd.go.th/AirQuality/Regional/QueryAir.cfm?task=findsite

Today’s reading at Upparat School, Chiang Mai was 227.5 micrograms/cubic metre. This is the highest recording since March 2007. At Lamphun a record high of 261.1 was measured (Lampang had its highest record for this year 180.0). Chiang Rai was 2 points below Monday’s high at 245.9, and Mae Hong Sorn had its maximum for the year at 292.5.

See also: http://www.ourchiangmai.com/2010/02/25/smoke-haze-hits-chiang-mai-february-2010/

The situation today (16 March 2010) as seen from space.
Source: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

The situation on 14 March 2010_ Active fires and smoke columns depicted from space.
Source: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

Further information and reports from the Media:


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