Chasing wildfire smoke across North America •

Chasing wildfire smoke across North America


Today’s Video of the Day from NASA describes how experts are working from airplanes and mobile research laboratories to investigate the impact of wildfire smoke across North America. 

The Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment (FIREX) is a field mission designed by NASA and NOAA scientists to understand how fires affect the atmosphere and air quality. 

The team is chasing smoke particles to collect samples from the air and also from the ground where they can be inhaled. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA


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