Fuel Moisture Content Retrievals Demonstration

In March 2023 we started a demonstration of the fuel moisture content retrievals based on Suomi-NPP. The retrievals are available at 2250 m and 3000 m over the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) and Alaska, respectively. The following images show the latest set of daily retrievals over both regions. Together with the daily retrievals there is a composite figure filling the gaps with the previous retrievals (up to a maximum of 30 days).

The Suomi-NPP based retrievals are also available at 375 m grid spacing over CONUS and Alaska.

Over CONUS, in addition to the daily retrievals based on daytime Suomi-NPP overpasses there are also hourly retrievals based on the geostationary satellite GOES16. The hourly fuel moisture content retrievals based on GOES16 are available at 2250 m grid spacing.