Originally Posted by Marmot
Still a huge issue. I wish I had videos to show what it looks like from the cockpit climbing out of Seattle as the aircraft passes through the top of the smog layer. On approach you almost brace for a bump as you hit it. It is ugly yellow orange toxic crap that flows like water into the valleys and around the terrain.
Any city built in a basin looks like this (LA) from the air:
I grew up in the LA area in the 60s and 70s. Some days it was just plain nasty. You had trouble breathing and your eyes watered and burned. If the inversion layer was low, you just stayed indoors.