VIIRS M-band Pixel Aggregation and Bowtie Deletion
Pixels omitted from each scan (bow-tie deletion) are outlined in red in the zoomed-in extracts. The pixels on either side of the nominal nadir position (Inset D) are outlined in yellow. The irregular shapes of the pixels in Inset F result from the intersection of non-nadir fields of view (the scan angle is approximately 45 degrees in this region) with the mountainous topography of the Appalachians.
Note that pixels get wider as one moves away from nadir except when transitioning to a different aggregation zone at which point the pixels abruptly get narrower again — as one would expect when going first from three samples per detector to two (Insets C and E) and then from two to one (Insets B and F).
There is very little overlap from one scan line to the next near the nadir portion of the scan. As one moves away from the nadir position, adjacent scan lines begin to overlap more and more even after the bow-tie deletion pixels are removed.
|Inset G||Inset F||Inset E||Inset D||Inset C||Inset B||Inset A|