You may recall some fantastic sunsets in Chicago this summer from some eruption in the Aleutians
. Now, since Redoubt has erupted, I was curious if the plumes were heading this way. In July I was unable to find readable (i.e. a common image format) data from the ozone monitor on the Aura satellite (which can track SO2 emissions as well). But now I've found this stuff
, and it looks like at least one plume is over the contiguous 48 states, and Chicago in particular:
So if it's clear for you, and there is a plume somewhere within a few hundred miles of you, hope for a great sunset or sunrise!
It appears based on the weather there will be no clear sunsets for a while in Chicago though.
Labels: atmosphere, volcanism