NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Polar Winds from NDE

VIIRS-NVPWPS-NDE

browse graphicExample of Suomi NPP VIIRS polar winds over the Arctic from November 3, 2015. Image courtesy of JPSS LTM system.
This dataset contains the Level 3 Polar Winds Northern and Southern Hemisphere datasets. The Level 3 Polar Winds data from VIIRS for the Arctic and Antarctic from 65 degrees latitude poleward. Tropospheric winds are measured by tracking the motion of cloud features in the overlapping region of three successive orbits. A triplet of images is used to facilitate consistency checking and quality control. Wind products include wind speed, direction, and height at high latitudes. The products are distributed in netCDF-4 file format with metadata attributes included.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Key, Jeffrey, Daniels, Jaime, Qi, Hongming, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2014): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Polar Winds from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5JD4TVV. [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2014-04-07 to Present (time interval: 101-minute)
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
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-04-07
Edition Version 1
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose This dataset provides high quality measurements of tropospheric winds from VIIRS.
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: Key, Jeffrey, Daniels, Jaime, Qi, Hongming, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2014): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Polar Winds from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5JD4TVV. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Daniels, Jaime
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Key, Jeffrey
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Qi, Hongming
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite Products and Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
  • NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations
Originators
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
  • NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations
Principal Investigators
  • Daniels, Jaime
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Key, Jeffrey
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Qi, Hongming
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite Products and Operations, 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 > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds > Wind Speed/Wind Direction
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Boundary Layer Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds > Flight Level Winds
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Wind Speed And Direction
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
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 > Polar
  • Continent > Antarctica
  • Geographic Region > Arctic
  • Ocean > Arctic Ocean
  • Ocean > Southern Ocean
  • Continent > North America > Greenland
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Iceland
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandinavia > Norway
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandinavia > Sweden
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandinavia > Finland
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russian Federation
  • Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Beaufort Sea
  • Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Chukchi Sea
  • Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Barents Sea
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Norwegian Sea
  • Continent > North America > Canada > Nunavut
  • Continent > North America > Canada > Yukon Territory
  • Continent > North America > Canada > Northwest Territories
  • Continent > North America > Canada > Manitoba
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • JPSS > Joint Polar Satellite System
  • NOAA OneStop Project
  • NDE > NESDIS Data Exploitation
  • gov.noaa.class:JPSS_NGRN
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
  • Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Key, Jeffrey, Daniels, Jaime, Qi, Hongming, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2014): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Polar Winds from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5JD4TVV. [access date].
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, 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 The data were produced by the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) NDE/PDA and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processing Steps
  • For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Data Flow Diagram.
  • 2014-03-27T00:00:00 - The VIIRS Polar Winds algorithm reached provisional maturity status.
  • 2016-10-18T00:00:00 - The VIIRS Polar Winds algorithm reached validated maturity status.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS
    • NCEI landing page for JPSS-VIIRS-SDR
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: VIIRS Sensor Data Record (SDR)
    • Temporal extent used: 2012-02-07 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:65 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: 2018-05-25
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