Climate Minute: How wildfires could affect climate change
SAN ANTONIO – Data from NASA satellites show high concentrations of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere as a result of this year’s wildfires on the west coast. Carbon monoxide, emitted during a combustion event - like a fire - can increase concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. These greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and methane, have been linked to an increased global temperature. Of course, this increasing global temperature is one of the major facets of the climate change battle our Earth is facing. Let us know what climate questions you have in the prompt below.
Climate Minute: How we got the Edwards Aquifer
Today, this vast system of “holey” limestone around South Central Texas is called the Edwards Aquifer. The porous limestone which makes up the Edwards Aquifer (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.) How the Edwards Aquifer worksThere are three zones of the Edwards Aquifer - the Contributing Zone, the Recharge Zone and the Artesian Zone. The three zones of the Edwards Aquifer. For more on our changing climate, please visit the KSAT Climate page.
Edwards Aquifer falling quickly as pumping picks up
SAN ANTONIO – Edwards Aquifer levels saw a sharp decline in the month of April and continue to fall after a long period of healthy numbers. As of Monday, the J-17 well of the Edwards Aquifer sat at 664.3 feet. Why is the aquifer level falling? According to San Antonio Water System, Stage 1 restrictions begin when the 10-day rolling average of the Edwards Aquifer level drops to 660 feet mean sea level at the monitored well (J-17). Where can you find the latest aquifer level?