Short Name:
VNP43C1

VIIRS/NPP BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V001

The Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) NASA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) and Albedo Model Parameters Daily Global 0.05 Degree Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) Version 1 product (VNP43C1) is derived from the 30 arc second CMG VNP43D Version 1 product suite. VNP43C1 is generated daily from all available high-quality reflectance data over a 16-day moving window emphasizing the ninth day of the retrieval period, which is reflected in the Julian date in the filename. VNP43C1 supplies the weighting parameters associated with the RossThick/Li-Sparse-Reciprocal BRDF model that best describes the anisotropy of each pixel, which is used to produce the VNP43C3 Albedo and VNP43C4 Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) products. The highest quality full inversion values are used for the temporal fitting effort and supplemented with lower quality pixels, spatial fitting, and spatial smoothing as needed. The status of each pixel can be found in the ancillary layers. Users are encouraged to assess the quality information before using the BRDF/Albedo data. This 0.05 degree (5,600 meters at the equator) CMG product covers the entire globe for use in climate simulation models. The VNP43C1 product includes 39 layers containing the three parameters (fiso, fvol, and fgeo) for the VIIRS Day/Night band (DNB), moderate resolution bands M1 through M5, M7, M8, M10, and M11, as well as the shortwave band, visible band, and near-infrared (NIR) broadbands. Along with the parameter data for the 13 bands are five ancillary layers for uncertainty, quality, local solar noon, percent finer resolution inputs, and snow cover. A low-resolution browse is also provided showing BRDF/Albedo parameters for bands M5, M4, and M3 as a red, green, blue (RGB) image in JPEG format.

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