Smoke Plumes

The use of corrected reflectance imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) are useful for identifying and tracking smoke plumes.

Other potentially useful data sets include: MODIS and VIIRS Aerosol Index, MODIS Aerosol, Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Visible/Near-IR Radiances and Brightness Temperatures and Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) and Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) (total column).

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Smoke

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In mid-August 2018, deadly blazes across the western United States and Canada created thick plumes of smoke.The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image (top) on August 15, 2018. Smoke is seen hovering over much of western North America and central Canada. Read more at NASA's Earth Observatory.

VIIRS / SNPP

Product
(HTTPS download)
Description Volume
(GB/day)
Browse Comments
VNP09_NRT VIIRS Land Surface Reflectance 0.16 L2 Aerosol Browse N/A

MODIS / Aqua

Product
(HTTPS download)
Description Volume
(GB/day)
Browse Comments
MYD04_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD04_L2.NRT.061
L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km
0.16 L2 Aerosol Browse N/A
MYD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GA.NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
17.37 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1
MYD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GQ.NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
18.82 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1
MYD09GHK L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m 18.27 N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1
MYD09GQK 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GHK.NRT.006
L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
25.48 N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1

MODIS / Terra

Product
(HTTPS download)
Description Volume
(GB/day)
Browse Comments
MOD04_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MOD04_L2.NRT.061
L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km
04 L2 Aerosol Browse N/A
MOD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GA_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
13 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1
MOD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GQ_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
13 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1
MOD09GHK 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GHK.NRT.006
L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m
13 N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1
MOD09GQK 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GQK.NRT.006
L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
13 N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 7-2-1

AIRS / Aqua

Product
(HTTPS download)
Description Volume
(GB/day)
Browse
AIRVBRAD_NRT.005 L1B Vis/Near-IR geolocated radiances 1.36 N/A
AIRABRAD_NRT.005 L1B AMSU-A1 & AMSU-A2 combined, geolocated & calibrated brightness temperatures 0.14 N/A

OMPS / S-NPP

Product
(HTTPS download)
Description Volume
(GB/day)
Browse
NMTO3NRTNMTO3NRT OMPS-NPP L2 NM Ozone (O3) Total Column swath orbital NRT N/A N/A
NMSO2-PCA-L2-NRT OMPS/NPP PCA SO2 Total Column 1-Orbit L2 Swath 50x50km NRT N/A N/A

OMI / Aura

Product
(HTTPS download)
Description Volume
(GB/day)
Browse
OMSO2NRTb L2 Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Total Column Swath 13x24 km N/A N/A

MLS / Aura

Product
(HTTPS download)

Description

Volume (GB/day) Browse
ML2SO2_NRT.004 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) MLS/Aura NRT L2 SO2 Mixing Ratio 0.02 N/A

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018 at 12:01 PM EST