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Collection 2 JPSS1 Product Descriptions: VJ102IMG

Last update: April 8, 2019

Data Set Short Name:

Data Set Long Name:
VIIRS/JPSS1 Imagery Resolution 6-Min L1B Swath 375m NRT

Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS1)

Visible-Infrared Imaging-Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)

Product Description:
The Near Real Time (NRT) VIIRS Level 1 and Level 2 swath products are generated from the processing of 6 minutes of VIIRS data acquired during the JPSS1 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 micrometer to 11.45 micrometer. The VIIRS/NPP Imagery Resolution 6-Min L1B Swath 375m NRT (VJ102IMG_NRT) 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.

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  • AYYYYDDD = Acquisition Year and Day of Year
  • HHMM = Acquisition Hour and Minute
  • CCC = Collection number
  • nc = NetCDF4

Production Frequency:
240 files per day

Spatial Coverage:

Spatial Resolution:
375m at nadir

File Size (MB):

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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].

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)

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