Oil Field Plume Intactness: Kuwait Oil Field Fires

The following pictures are from taken from the U.S. space shuttle on different flight. The captions and commentary indicate which flight. The pictures show the wind pattern over Kuwait that primarily goes south into Saudi Arabia on an increasingly westerly direction as it approaches the equator. This wind direction takes not only the oil plumes from burning oil wells but the CO2 plumes from gas flaring from the same wellheads. Key phrases have been highlighted. The integrity of wind bodies is also shown in volcanic plumes and Sahara-to-Texas Duststorms.

Kuwait Map: The below map can be used to reference the images based on Kuwaiti Bay as a landmark (the body of water above the star indicating KUWAIT city) MidEast Map: Kuwait's relative position above Saudi Arabia at the top of the Persian Gulf. Africa is to the lower left, e.g., Eritrea Horn of Africa Drought Countries: Geographically, the East African Drought is downwind from oil fields of the MidEast: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, etc.

STS037-73-047 "Smoke from the burning oil fields to the north and south of Kuwait City, seen on the south shore of Kuwayt Bay almost totally obscures the view of the tiny, but oil rich, nation of Kuwait (29.0N, 48.0E). During the brief war between Iraq and the Allied forces, many of the oil wells in Kuwait were destroyed and set afire. For several months, those fires burned out of control, spewing wind borne smoke and ash for hundreds of miles." [The map at the right shows that how the oil field plumes go to the southwest, e.g., notice Bubiyan Island and the Kuwayt Bay]

Amazing that such a small area can source so much wealth and despair.
STS043-151-220: "This view up the Persian Gulf from the Qatar Peninsula into southern Iraq (25.5N, 51.0E) shows an excursion of the smoke plumes from the Kuwait oil fires set during the short Persian Gulf War. Smoke from the fires north of Kuwait City, extends across the Persian Gulf while a larger smoke plume from the southern fires heads into southern Saudi Arabia before beginning to spread out and become more diffuse."

This is probably the best visual, photographic proof of how the CO2 plumes of oil fields remain intact for great distances. The tail of the southern, larger plume extends halfway across Saudi Arabia beyond its capital of Riyadh. Riyadh is under the clouds to the left of the plume. (Volcano plumes maintain the same intactness.)
The larger plume is the black streak on the left starting about 1/4 in from the left and about 1/4 down from the top. It extends to the lower left corner. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is under the clouds on the edge about 2/3 down.

The photo at the left was taken from a position above the "E" in abbreviation of "U.A.L." for United Arab Emirates. looking westward. Note the little dimple peninsula in the map (upper left of "U") and in photo. The lower corner of the photo is more than halfway across Saudi Arabia.

Please recognize that not only do you not see the CO2 plumes that the Saudi oil fields are adding--Saudi flaring, but normally, you don't see the Kuwaiti either. Nonetheless, like heroin streaming in the blood stream invisible to the naked eye, the harm is still there.

Firehose Analogy: The above smoke tail is like an unmanned firehose, swishing back and forth as it discharges its stream of water only the shifting deviations from the prevailing wind patterns makes the tail sweep back and forth. Based on the bell shaped curve, the spot at the peak of the curve gets the most water with the areas to each side getting less and less from the primary focus of the hose. The only difference is that the hoses are not hooked up to water hydrants but to dessicating hydrators. Instead of water being spread in an arch, water is absorbed  as the CO2 plumes sweep, snake and twist across the downwind landscape.
The photo at the left shows a closer view of the two Kuwaiti plumes with the actual fires burning.

The oil plumes remain intact for great distances: "Along much of the coast, the smoke plume remained confined to a strip about 25 kilometers wide in areas near the fires. As the plume moved off the Arabian Peninsula toward the Gulf of Oman and India, it widened to about 60 kilometers and became thinner. The smoke plume not only was relatively narrow, but limited in height, typically having a base at about 0.5 kilometers and a top between 3 and 4 kilometers." Smoke

The tail of the plume shifts with the season as well as on individual storm systems but the prevailing winds are southwest across the Saudi peninsula. What the above comment about the oil well plumes going both east and west is that seasonal variations can be found in the monsoons of the Indian subcontinent.

The atmospheric integrity of bodies of air is also shown in volcanic plumes and Saharan duststorms for thousands of miles.

After the fires were put out, the scarred landscape had a black track pointing south

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