Thursday, December 05, 2013

Dusty daze

It's kind of amazing how much all this dust is affecting visibility in Seoul. As reported in the Korea Herald:
The concentration of fine dust particles smaller than 10 micrometers in diameter, or PM10, increased to more than three times normal levels Wednesday, with Gyeonggi Province recording the highest figure of 268 micrograms per cubic meter. [...]

The concentration raises the fine dust alert level to “very bad,” the highest level considered by the research center. A scale of zero to 30 is “good,” 31 to 80 “normal,” 81 to 120 “slightly bad,” 121 to 200 “bad” and 201 to 301 “very bad.”
Here are a couple of photos I took yesterday morning:

Not exactly the time of year for hiking, I guess, but at least, as a friend noted, it does trap the heat and make the weather warmer.

1 comment:

angeleyes said...

WOW! So dusty, poor eyes.