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US smoke particles detected in Switzerland

National News // Sept. 15, 2020

Smoke particles from the forest fires in the western United States have been detected in Switzerland.

Pixabay US smoke particles detected in Switzerland

The meteorologist Lionel Fontannaz told the SDA news agency the particles are measuring 8 micrograms per cubic meter at the top of the Jungfraujoch. Anything more than 10 is considered pollution.

He says the particles have been carried by the Jetstream across the Atlantic and can be seen by satellite.

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