Suomi Sees Asian Fires Migrate To North America

  • Released Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  • Updated Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:17PM
  • ID: 10997

Research Scientist Colin Seftor talks about images that he built from Suomi data. Suomi is originally known as NPP. In these images we see smoke travel from Asia to North America.

In this short video, research scientist Colin Seftor talks about images from the OMPS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite. Suomi (NPP) launched in the fall of 2011. These images show smoke from Asia that migrates to North America. Seftor explains the importance of aerosols to the studies of climate as well as how critical it is to collect long term data records.

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