21 Jun '13, 2pm

"If I can think up this solution why didn’t the govt. Why isn’t legislation put in place in advance of haze season?"

From post: “What if we set up a curtain of water to the west of Singapore, such that the smoke-filled air flow from Sumatra gets washed before it reaches us? [...] then rise to about 1,000 metres at which altitude they spray down a fine mist of water.” At 1 km altitude, the proposed fine mist of seawater will completely evaporate before it gets to “wash” the smoke-laden, fast-moving monsoon-driven air. And the sea salt particles would just fall back to the sea. This is not just because of the heat of the smoke haze, but more importantly, due to compressional heating inherent within the troposphere (0 – 14 km altitude). The latter action is responsible for the meteorological phenomenon of virga — ie. precipitation (arising from mid-altitude clouds 2 – 4.5 km) that quickly evaporates before even reaching the lower troposphere. On the other hand, if the seawater mist is spray...

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yawningbread.wordpress.com 21 Jun '13, 2pm

From post: “What if we set up a curtain of water to the west of Singapore, such that the smoke-filled air flow from Sumatr...

Blogged about the haze situation in Singapore:

Blogged about the haze situation in Singapore:

typicalben.blogspot.com 21 Jun '13, 8am

For those who are reading but not living in Singapore, currently Singapore is suffering from a really bad haze because our...

How corruption is fuelling Singapore's haze

eco-business.com 21 Jun '13, 1pm

Jakarta - Record-high air pollution hit Singapore and Malaysia this week, as winds blew smoke northward from forest fires ...

Singapore Haze

Singapore Haze

theatlantic.com 20 Jun '13, 4pm

Every year, farmers in Indonesia clear large swaths of forest by setting deliberate slash-and-burn fires, sending clouds o...

The haze might get worse

The haze might get worse

blog.dk.sg 19 Jun '13, 12pm

The PSI Index hit 190 at 8pm today, making it the worst haze reading since September 1997, when PSI peaked at 226. And it ...

From miyagi.sg: We Didn’t Start The Fire But… #...

miyagi.sg 21 Jun '13, 5am

Some of the forests that are being cleared by fire are appar­ently sup­posed to be under pro­tec­tion by a mora­to­rium on...

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shopping.insing.com 21 Jun '13, 6am

While some of us have imposed a self-regulated house arrest (remember keep those windows shut), there are others who are s...

Our latest press release detailing the steps we...

thereformparty.net 22 Jun '13, 2pm

Our government must reverse its current opt-out status from the Kyoto protocol to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Anything...

Indonesian minister says Singapore "behaving like a small child" over haze

Indonesian minister says Singapore "behaving li...

straitstimes.com 20 Jun '13, 5am

JAKARTA - A senior Indonesian minister has hit out at Singapore on the haze, saying: "Singapore shouldn't be like children...

Is NEA trying to downplay the haze situation? #...

blog.dk.sg 20 Jun '13, 3am

The haze gotten worse after I blogged about it last night. The 3 hour PSI reading peaked at 321 at 10pm last night, enteri...

"@STcom: Indonesian minister Agung Laksono says Singapore "behaving like a small child" over #haze

"@STcom: Indonesian minister Agung Laksono says...

straitstimes.com 20 Jun '13, 5am

JAKARTA - A senior Indonesian minister has hit out at Singapore on the haze, saying: "Singapore shouldn't be like children...

“@Ken_Teh: #Indonesia gov says #Singapore "behaving like a child" over #haze situation -

“@Ken_Teh: #Indonesia gov says #Singapore "beha...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Jun '13, 6am

SINGAPORE: Indonesia on Thursday accused Singapore of acting "like a child" over acrid smog from forest fires in Sumatra t...

Stop-work order may be issued if haze worsens: Vivian Balakrishnan

Stop-work order may be issued if haze worsens: ...

channelnewsasia.com 19 Jun '13, 4pm

SINGAPORE: Minister of Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said the haze is set to persist over the next f...

The haze is back... AGAIN

The haze is back... AGAIN

blog.dk.sg 18 Jun '13, 1am

| 18 June 2013 | 9:30 AM | No Comment | The haze is here again. The PSI Index hit 155 yesterday at 10pm, the highest level...

[ST] Worst haze in 16 years, with PSI hitting 155

[ST] Worst haze in 16 years, with PSI hitting 155

straitstimes.com 18 Jun '13, 1am

The haze that shrouded Singapore yesterday was the worst in 16 years, and is expected to last for most of this week. The t...