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Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

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connda    4,424

This evening the headman in our village announced that the government is asking for villagers to complete all agricultural burning by February 15. After that, fires will by monitored by satellite and the gov't will "take action" against communities that violate. Time will tell.

Ah-huh. Right. When buffalos fly methinks. coffee1.gif

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Tywais    12,087

This is Doi Suthep from Chiang Mai university a few days ago. Though 3.6km away which compounds the haze. 2nd photo, post processed the same image to show what it ideally should look like. smile.png

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blueyeshk    156

https://vimeo.com/151150793

Good video on the haze in Chiang Mai and the consequent health hazards.

Plenty of facts from well-qualified sources.

After this we can close the post no further explanation, arguing if it's bad, good or worse to health or in regards of reasons and solution needed!

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vivid    143

Heh heh.... in terms of Haze/Smog air pollution videos and the health effects, this would be THE BOMB wai2.gif Though the emphasis is more on China.

There is heckloads of info there. There are some disturbing scenes though, be warned.

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vivid    143

I also found the Northern Thailand haze video on youtube. Embedding it here for easy reference :

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vivid    143

Hey guys, by the way, air purifiers work. I think most of the folks have one or a couple here......but in case there are still some disbelievers, this is something that I recorded during the ending portion of the haze season here in Singapore. lol!

PS. One is a Samsung (Samsung AX40), 2 are China Air Purifiers (Midea KJ30FE and MFresh M8088A)

The 3 gadgets are air quality meters with laser particle counter modules.

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vivid    143

It's actually Super El Nino conditions right now, though the effects are felt mainly over Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

I'm not sure how it'd affect Thailand esp Northern Thailand. Some articles do point a certain effect for Central and NE Thailand.

Eg https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/326165

http://ethailand.com/business-news/droughts-predicted-for-2016/1306/

Authorities predict that Thailand is likely to encounter a drought crisis in 2016 which may be the worst recorded in the past 50 years.

Dr Seree Suparatit, Director of Climate Change and Disasters in Rangstit University, said that in 2016 the drought crisis is the most crucial impact from El Nino. Water levels from large reservoirs such as Chao Phraya river could be reduced by 40% in comparison to the previous year. This can affect water consumption in various industries, especially agriculture.

Might need these later! coffee1.gif

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vivid    143

Seems like Lampang and Chiang Mai are getting hit and situation's deteriorating day by day.

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Tywais    12,087

Seems to no longer be an active site as the last couple of years it was regularly updated. None of the maps, including your link, has been updated since December 24/25, 2015. Hope they fix it as it was a good point of reference.

Couple of other Firemap locations:

https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/firemap/

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/imagery/firemaps/firemap.2016011-2016020.2048x1024.jpg

This site you can get a Google Earth kml file to display - https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/firms/active-fire-data

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llp    13

PM2.5 levels are very high at the moment, 4 times above average, can someone explain this, skies look relativity clear today.

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blueyeshk    156

PM2.5 levels are very high at the moment, 4 times above average, can someone explain this, skies look relativity clear today.

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Can't be bothered with explain and analyzing the horrible situation have to catch my flight to Indonesia see ya in May.

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coralia    27

So what is the situation now? We were thinking of going to Chiang Mai for a few days next week. If the pollution is bad already, we might as well give up. Please advise.

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