It has been some time since I wrote about NPP or now known as the S-NPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership). Forest fires in Siberia sent smoke across the Pacific Ocean where it was drifting over the U.S. and Canada. One of the five devices on board this high tech satellite is the OMPS (Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite). This device was used to track the smoke that was traveling such a long distance.
Here is the video from NASA about the forest fires from May, 2012.
You must visit the NASA website to see more information;
For background information, and previous posts about NPP, please visit here;
The NPP Poster, gives a great basic visual explanation of the instruments on board