The AerosolWatch YouTube Channel contains multiple informational videos about Satellite Aerosol & Fire Products. This set of videos is continually being updated with new content about the aerosol and fire products from NOAA’s JPSS and GOES-R series of satellites. The training videos provide users an introduction to satellite remote sensing, the JPSS satellites and VIIRS sensor, and the GOES-R satellites and ABI sensor. In-depth videos explain how aerosol products, such as aerosol optical depth (AOD) and the smoke/dust mask, are derived and used for research and operational applications. Instructional videos show users how to access satellite aerosol and fire data files and prepared imagery from NOAA websites. Additionally, the videos demonstrate the use of aerosol and fire satellite products during fire, dust, and pollution events.
The video resources are developed and maintained by the NOAA NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) aerosol team and are not produced, owned or hosted by UCAR/COMET.
Describe the basics of satellite remote sensing, including terms like temporal, spatial, and spectral resolution; the difference between geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites; details about NOAA’s JPSS and GOES-R satellites; the general capabilities of the VIIRS and ABI sensors; and the general strengths and limitations of satellite products.
Identify where to access JPSS/VIIRS and GOES-R/ABI data files and prepared imagery for aerosol and fire products.
List examples of how NOAA JPSS/VIIRS and GOES-R/ABI aerosol and fire products are used to identify, monitor, and track fires, blowing dust, and pollution events.
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