NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

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Aerosol Products

    Operational Products
Biomass Burning Emissions Product (BBEP) The Blended-BBEP and GBBEPx are continuous products of biomass burning emissions, which are used to replace previous operational product. Previously, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Biomass Burning Emission Products (GBBEP) are produced from GOES-E and GOES-W fire products separately. Current Blended-BBEP and GBBEPx are produced by blending fires detected from GOES-E, GOES-W, MODIS, and AVHRR. The outputs are written in both ASCII and netCDF files which include burned area and all emission species (PM2.5, CO, CH4, CO2, TNMHC, NH3, N2O, NOX, and SO2).

Product Links:
Blended BBEP and GBBEPx

Sample GBBEP Image


GOES and POES Resolution: 4km Frequency: 6 hours and daily
GOES Aerosol Smoke Products (GASP) Product provides aerosol optical depth (AOD) using GOES visible channel imagery and utilizes a cloud screening algorithm. A look-up table is used to estimate the AOD using the difference in reflectance between current cloud free pixels and those of a 28 day clear sky composite image. Over the GASP-East domain, the automated smoke detection and tracking algorithm (ASDTA) uses a source apportionment technique to derive AOD associated with fires.

Product Links:
GASP-East AOD and ASDTA Smoke-East AOD

Sample GASP Image

GOES Resolution: 4 Km Frequency: 30 Minutes