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Is Smoke From California's Fires Getting Worse? Hard to Tell
2018-11-14T18:31:23Z - Robbie Gonzalez / Wired
The increasing intensity of California's blazes has many residents of the Golden State wondering: Is the smoke from wildfires also getting worse? On one hand, data suggests California's fires are burning hotter and consuming more land than they did in the past. From his office in Reading, just west of London, he's kept closer tabs on California's current wildfires than most. And yet, the question of whether smoke is getting worse is more complicated than many people realize. Parrington says it requires understanding how smoke interacts with large scale weather conditions like wind, ground temperature, air temperature, and cloud cover.

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