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Collection 1 S-NPP Product Descriptions: VNP02MOD_NRT

Last update: June 30, 2017

Data Set Short Name:
VNP02MOD_NRT

Data Set Long Name:
VIIRS/NPP Moderate Resolution Bands L1B 6-Min Swath 750m NRT

Platform:
Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP)

Instrument:
VIIRS

Product Description:
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

Production Frequency:
240 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
750m at nadir

File Size (MB):
~130

Related Links:
http://viirsland.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html.

Citation:
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].

For example:
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.

Dataset Originator/Creator:
VIIRS characterization Support Team (VCST)/ MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/VIIRS/VNP02MOD_NRT.001


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