Air Pollution Circulation California 050214 Animation

by dtlange

Air Pollution Circulation California 050214 Animation

This EPA Airnow map of California shows polluted air circulating through the Central Valley, then spilling over the Tehachipi Mountains (6 o’clock) and into the Los Angeles basin and its pollution. At the same time another column of polluted air crests over the southern Coast Mountains and into the Santa Barbara area.
Both columns now circulate within the Channel Islands and Southern California Bight creating a self sustaining malstrom of toxicity.