Collection 1 S-NPP Product Descriptions: VNP02IMG_NRT
Last update: June 30, 2017
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VIIRS/NPP Imagery Resolution 6-Min L1B Swath SDR 375m NRT
Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP)
The VIIRS Level 1 and Level 2 swath products are generated from the processing of 6 minutes of VIIRS data acquired during the S-NPP satellite overpass. The VIIRS sensor has 5 high-resolution imagery channels (I-bands) that have 32 detectors (32 rows of pixels per scan), with twice the resolution of the M-bands and the DNB, that span the wavelengths from 0.640 µm to 11.45 µm. The VNP02IMG product is comprised of 5 bands that are sensitive to visible, near-infrared (NIR), and thermal wavelengths.
The spatial resolution of the instrument at viewing nadir is approximately 375 m for the Imagery bands, and 750m for the DNB and the Moderate-resolution Bands.
The spatial resolution of the instrument at viewing nadir is approximately 750 m for the Moderate-resolution and Day/Night Bands, and 375m for the Imagery bands.
file_naming_convention = VNP02IMG_NRT.AYYYYDDD.HHMM.CCC.nc
- AYYYYDDD = Acquisition Year and Day of Year
- HHMM = Acquisition Hour and Minute
- CCC = Collection number
- nc = NetCDF5
240 files per day
375m at nadir
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We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation.
Author (PI), et al., 2016. Product name as given on web site. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: [link as given on product site].
Wolfe, R. E., G. Lin, M. Nishihama, K. P. Tewari, J. C. Tilton, and A. R. Isaacman (2013), Suomi NPP VIIRS prelaunch and on-orbit geometric calibration and characterization, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 11508–11521, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50873.
VIIRS Characterization Support Team (VCST)/ MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)