It’s been a particularly brutal wildfire season in parts of western North America, as several large blazes continue to cause headaches from California up to British Columbia. As shocking new satellite images show, the smoke from these fires hasn’t been limited to the west coast, or even the North American continent.…
The world is utterly beautiful, especially when seen through the lens of picture of global aerosols—the solid and liquid particles that float around in our atmosphere.
The air is full of tiny liquid and solid particles, collectively known as aerosols. They're created by dust storms, volcanic eruptions, human activity, and even the natural passing of the seasons. This amazing map reveals where the aerosols are.