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east end haze?

 
buck
 buck
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Anyone know what the source of the haze is today (Sunday) on the east end? Smoke/volcanic ash?

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2010 1:16 pm
STX46
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It's all over the Island; I think it's ash

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Posted : February 28, 2010 1:49 pm
Bombi
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http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=42792&src=nha
there are some other links on this page

It is bad today. Really affecting visibility. The weather this winter has been so different. El Nino?

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Posted : February 28, 2010 2:29 pm
specialk
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Smells like smoke. I can see it out west on the other side of C'sted Harbor (Vista Concordia & Claremont).

NOAA satellites are not seeing any volcanic ash today. That doesn't mean it's not ash. But if it is there's not enough to be seen from space.

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Posted : February 28, 2010 2:39 pm
rks
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It is VOG. That is to say, volcanic fog. It smells like smoke and sulfur dioxide. According to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory the Soufrierre hills volcano burps out between 150 and 700 tons of sulfer dioxide on any given DAY...more obviously when there is an event. When the wind rounds to the SE, as it did this am, we get a whiff of it.

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Posted : February 28, 2010 5:01 pm
DixieChick
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whatever it is its awful. looking beyond buck island was looking into a bowl of marshmellows. (where did i get that?)

sure hope it goes away soon, my house has enough ash in it to start my own volcano.

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Posted : March 1, 2010 5:02 pm
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