NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS

JPSS-VIIRS-SDR

browse graphicGlobal image of Suomi-NPP VIIRS Single Band M1 from October 27, 2013. Image courtesy of NOAA JPSS LTM system.
Sensor Data Records (SDRs), or Level 1b data, from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) are the calibrated and geolocated radiance and reflectance data produced from the Raw Data Records. There are 22 VIIRS SDRs: 16 moderate-resolution, narrow-spectral-band products at 750 meter resolution, five imaging-resolution, narrow-spectral-band products at 375 meter resolution and one Day-Night Band imaging broadband product at 750 meter resolution. These SDRs are used as input to produce several Environmental Data Records (EDR) products. A SDR contains the following elements: calibrated sensor radiometric data, geolocation data, quality flags and metadata at both the granule and aggregation levels. By default, VIIRS SDR data obtained from the NOAA Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed as aggregated files of four 86-second granules in Hierarchical Data Format v.5 (HDF5) file format with metadata attributes included.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Cao, Changyong, Deluccia, Frank, Qiu, Shuang and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012). NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V58G8HSZ. [access date].
Download Data
  • NOAA CLASS FTP Server (download)
    Access and download data tar files by date and product for the previous 85 days. The directory structure is as follows, date(yyyymmdd)->instrument family->product.
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Distribution Formats
  • HDF (Version: 5)
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Time Period 2012-02-07 to Present (time interval: 12-hour)
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
  • JPSS STAR Science Documents
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-07
Edition Validated
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose The VIIRS SDRs are used to create a variety of Environmental Data Records (EDRs), such as Sea Surface Temperature, Vegetation Indices, Ocean Color, etc., for global and regional analysis and as input in the weather forecast models to improve short and long term forecasts. The VIIRS datasets extend the data records provided by the earlier NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Cao, Changyong, Deluccia, Frank, Qiu, Shuang and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012). NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V58G8HSZ. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Cao, Changyong
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/SMCD > Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Deluccia, Frank
    TAC > Aerospace Corporation
  • Qiu, Shuang
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Originators
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Principal Investigators
  • Cao, Changyong
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/SMCD > Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Deluccia, Frank
    TAC > Aerospace Corporation
  • Qiu, Shuang
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Spectral/engineering > Visible Wavelengths > Visible Radiance
  • Earth Science > Spectral/engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Brightness Temperature
  • Earth Science > Spectral/engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Infrared Radiance
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance
Keyword Thesaurus Title
  • Sdr > Sensor Data Records
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SUOMI-NPP > Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
  • Earth Observation Satellites > Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) > NOAA-20 > Joint Polar Satellite System - 1
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VIIRS > Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • JPSS > Joint Polar Satellite System
  • NOAA OneStop Project
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 500 meters - < 1 km
  • 250 meters - < 500 meters
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Cao, Changyong, Deluccia, Frank, Qiu, Shuang and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012). NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V58G8HSZ. [access date].
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement These data were produced by the JPSS Interface Data Processing Segment (IDPS) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Data Flow Diagram.
  • 2012-04-05T00:00:00 - The S-NPP VIIRS SDR algorithm reached beta maturity status
  • 2012-10-23T00:00:00 - The S-NPP VIIRS SDR algorithm reached provisional maturity status
  • 2013-12-18T00:00:00 - The S-NPP VIIRS SDR algorithm reached validated maturity status
  • 2018-02-01T00:00:00 - The NOAA-20 VIIRS SDR algorithm reached beta maturity status
  • The NOAA-20 VIIRS SDR algorithm reached provisional maturity status
  • The NOAA-20 VIIRS SDR algorithm reached validated maturity status
Processing Documents
    • JPSS STAR Science Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Raw Data Record (RDR)
    • Resource page for VIIRS-RDR
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Raw Data Record (RDR)
    • Temporal extent used: 2012-02-07 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:-90 E:180 W:-180
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-05-04
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