Sep. 23, 2019 – Indonesia Fires 2019
Heavy smoke from Indonesia Fires. The Suomi NPP satellite using the VIIRS instrument shows RGB+hotpost on left, OMPS AI overlaid on right. High AI values mean thick smoke, particularly since it’s probably low altitude (where AI lacks sensitivity). Because of this, some smoke clearly seen in VIIRS not seen by OMPS.
Information provided by Colin Seftor, an atmospheric researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.