October 27, 2021


The world of science and technology

NASA Explorers: Follow that Plume!

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Chasing smoke is a round-the-clock business. Wildfire smoke can travel long distances and over several days, so #NASAExplorers with the Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ) mission took to the field to find where it goes. From a plane directly above the Shady Fire in the middle of the afternoon to a valley in the Sawtooth Mountains at 1 in the morning, explorers are gathering important data about how fire smoke affects communities near and far.