Dust in the Wind

Annual intrusion of Saharan dust has benefits, drawbacks If you’ve been wondering what’s behind the unusually hazy skies we’ve seen lately, just look to the east. No, not Florida – keep going – all the way across the Atlantic. The source is the Saharan Air Layer, or SAL – plumes of dust blown all the … Continue reading Dust in the Wind

Air Monitor

Measuring Air Quality in the Lone Star State

If you live in a city in Texas, you’ve likely driven by an air monitoring station without knowing it was there. TCEQ is responsible for protecting the state’s resources and ensuring clean air for the residents of Texas. Air quality is impacted by both man-made sources such as industrial emissions and vehicle exhaust, and naturally … Continue reading Measuring Air Quality in the Lone Star State

Ozone Season is Underway: What is it?

Ozone season typically runs from March to November in Texas. Each day during ozone season, the TCEQ informs the public when forecasted conditions can lead to Ozone Action Days (OAD). These are days when ozone levels are expected to be elevated and can impact the public’s health through the quality of the air. Ozone, sometimes … Continue reading Ozone Season is Underway: What is it?