Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vog

Most of the time, we have beautiful, clean air here on Oahu.  But every once in a while the wind brings us vog--volcanic air pollution.  (See here or here.)  Luckily, none of us has asthma or other conditions that might make it dangerous.  Things just seem a little more gray and overcast for a while until the wind changes directions.

Health experts monitor Hawaii vog conditions


HYSPLIT animated GIF.
Animated GIF from UH at Manoa SOEST showing the source and movement of the vog