Brett Palm contributes to news coverage of wildfire smoke
Washington Post interactive feature on Canadian wildfires
Wildfires can occur year-round, but most large fires burn between June and October. For this time of year, “what’s maybe unusual is the size of the fires and how far the smoke traveled,” said Brett Palm, a scientist who specializes in atmospheric chemistry at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. “For the smoke to be as dense as it was this far away, it has to be a large fire.”
Read more at The Washington Post; June 9, 2023.