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S-NPP Product Descriptions: VNP10_NRT

Last update: September 10, 2018

Data Set Short Name:
VNP10_NRT

Data Set Long Name:
VIIRS/NPP Snow Cover 6-Min L2 Swath 375m NRT

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

Instrument:
Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)

Product Description:
This data set reports the location of snow cover using radiance data acquired by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite. Snow cover is identified using the Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and a series of quality control screens.
file_naming_convention = "VNP10_NRT.AYYYYDDD.HHMM.VVV.nc

  • AYYYYDDD = Acquisition Year and Day of Year
  • HHMM = Hour and minute of acquisition
  • VVV = Version number
  • nc = NetCDF (version 4)

For more information read Suomi-NPP VIIRS Snow Cover Product User's Guide
or visit NASA Earth Science Data Records at VIIRS Land website

Production Frequency:
~140 file per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
375m

File Size (MB):
~260

Citation:

Dataset Originator/Creator:
NASA Suomi-NPP Land Science Team/Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE)Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

Data Authors:
George A. Riggs, Dorothy K. Hall, Miguel O. Román

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/VIIRS/VNP10_NRT.001


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