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NOAA-21(JPSS-2)/VIIRS Level-3 Binned Photosynthetically Available Radiation Data Version 2022

Data CitationSuggested Citation for NOAA-21(JPSS-2)/VIIRS:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Photosynthetically Available Radiation Data; 2022 Reprocessing. NASA OB.DAAC, Greenbelt, MD, USA. doi: 10.5067/NOAA-21/VIIRS/L3B/PAR/2022.
Accessed on 05/30/2023

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Sensor SummaryThe Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is a multi-disciplinary instrument that is being flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series of spacecraft. JPSS is a multi-platform, multi-agency program that consolidates the polar orbiting spacecraft of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). After its launch in November 2022, JPSS-2 was renamed NOAA-21. VIIRS is the successor to MODIS for Earth science data product generation. VIIRS has 22 spectral bands ranging from 412 nm to 12 um. There are 16 moderate-resolution bands (750m at nadir), 5 image-resolution bands (375m), and one day-night band (DNB).
Data Record PeriodOur set of data records covers the entire routine operations period from 2022-11-10 to PRESENT.
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