Collection 1 S-NPP Product Descriptions: VNP02MOD_NRT
Last update: June 30, 2017
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Data Set Long Name:
VIIRS/NPP Moderate Resolution Bands L1B 6-Min Swath 750m 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 16 moderate-resolution channels (M-bands) that have 16 detectors (16 rows of pixels per scan), that span the wavelengths from 0.412 µm to 12.1 µm. The VNP02MOD product is comprised of 16 bands that are sensitive to visible, near-infrared (NIR), and thermal wavelengths.
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 = VNP02MOD_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
750m 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)