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, including the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) that launched in October 2011. JPSS is a multi-platform, multi-agency program that consolidates the polar orbiting spacecraft of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). S-NPP is the initial spacecraft in this series, and 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 2012-01-02 to PRESENT.
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Chlorophyll-a (chlor a)  
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L2/OC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3B/CHL/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3M/CHL/2018

Diffuse attenuation coefficient for downwelling irradiance at 490 nm (kd490)  
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L2/OC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3B/KD/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3M/KD/2018

Particulate Organic Carbon (POC)  
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L2/OC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3B/POC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3M/POC/2018

Particulate Inorganic Carbon (PIC)  
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L2/OC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3B/PIC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3M/PIC/2018

Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR)  
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L2/OC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3B/PAR/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3M/PAR/2018

Remote Sensing Reflectance (Rrs)  
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L2/OC/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3B/RRS/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3M/RRS/2018

Inherent Optical Properties (IOP)  
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L2/IOP/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3B/IOP/2018
doi: 10.5067/NPP/VIIRS/L3M/IOP/2018

Data CitationSuggested Citation for Suomi-NPP/VIIRS:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) {Dataset Name} Data; NASA OB.DAAC, Greenbelt, MD, USA. doi: {DOI}.
Accessed on 09/21/2018

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