The following graphs were compiled from data collected about 1/2 mile east of SMO, in a West Los Angeles
residential area near the intersection of National Blvd. and Barrington Ave. The data was jotted down informally when either
Joan or I smelled jet fumes at our home. It is only a partial representation of the full picture, but it starts to show some
patterns as to when the fumes are most likely to occur. This information could prove very helpful, when future scientific
studies are begun, in determining the air quality impacts on surrounding communities from idling jets at the airport.
The photo below shows a representation of the impacted West Los Angeles area east of the airport.
Where do the jet fumes travel?
It depends on the direction of the wind. In the photo below
three different colors show examples of some areas where we have smelled fumes. Due to the prevalent ocean breezes,
jet emissions are spead over these areas most of the year. During Santa Ana conditions and other times when winds
blow toward the west, Santa Monica residents are affected.