Short Name:
VIIRSN_L3b_LAND

NPP Visible Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Land Reflectance Global Data

The Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is a multi-disciplinaryinstrument that is being flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series ofspacecraft, including the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) thatlaunched in October 2011. JPSS is a multi-platform, multi-agency program thatconsolidates the polar orbiting spacecraft of NASA and the National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration (NOAA). S-NPP is the initial spacecraft in this series,and VIIRS is the successor to MODIS for Earth science data product generation. VIIRShas 22 spectral bands ranging from 412 nm to 12 nm. There are 16 moderate-resolutionbands (750m at nadir), 5 image-resolution bands (375m), and one day-night band (DNB).

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