The smoke coming from the devastating brush fires in Australia is expected to make a “full circuit” around the globe and eventually fill the skies over Australia again!
There’s some other great information about smoke-cloud induced thunderstorms that don’t actually rain, and other tidbits on NASA’s website.
Here are the maps and animation from NASA and NOAA showing how high and far the smoke has spread.
The #smoke from #Australia 🇦🇺 will eventually cross the Pacific Ocean. Smoke will reach South America in about 3-4 days from now according to the NASA GMAO GEOS forecast. This animation shows #aerosol transport forecast 10–19 Nov 2019.
hi-res/download 🎞: https://t.co/hAQ7ypPkI3 pic.twitter.com/COclR9nbF0
— Antti Lipponen (@anttilip) November 10, 2019
— NASA Goddard (@NASAGoddard) January 9, 2020
The devastating fires in southeastern Australia have renewed focus on the dangers that extreme drought and heat can pose to society. @NASAEarth satellite data show smoke spreading high into the atmosphere: https://t.co/JgIvWJSbfp pic.twitter.com/wSycgzpD3C
— NASA (@NASA) January 10, 2020
Satellite imagery from @NASA shows the massive amounts of smoke Australia’s bushfires are generating.
— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) December 29, 2019