NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Land Surface Temperature (LST) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS

VIIRS-LST-EDR

browse graphicExample of VIIRS Global Land Surface Temperature on May 10, 2016. Image courtesy of the JPSS LTM system.
This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) of Land Surface Temperature (LST) from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite and is produced by the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). LST is generally defined as how hot the surface would feel to the touch at any given location. The algorithm utilizes VIIRS brightness temperatures from the infrared spectral bands of 10-13 microns. The VIIRS LST EDR provides surface temperatures retrieved at 750 meter spatial resolution at nadir and 1.3 kilometer at the edge of the swath (EOS) for cloudless land areas for both day and night. By default, IDPS VIIRS LST data obtained from the Comprehensive Large-Array Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed in four 86-second granules in Hierarchical Data Format v.5 (HDF5) with metadata attributes included.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Csiszar, Ivan, Yu, Yunyue, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012): NOAA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIIRS) Land Surface Temperature (LST) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01412
  • gov.noaa.class:VIIRLSTEDR
  • JPSS Product ID:VLSTO
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.
Order Data
Distribution Formats
  • HDF (Version: 5)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 2012-08-10 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
Associated Resources
  • Validation of Land Surface Temperature products derived from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) using ground-based and heritage satellite measurements
  • Quality Assessment of S-NPP VIIRS Land Surface Temperature Product
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-08-10
Edition Validated
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose Land Surface Temperature (LST) is a weather and climate variable that affects surface heat and water exchange with the atmosphere. There are many relevant applications for LST including climate forecasting, water resources management, drought monitoring and forecasting, and urban heat island studies.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this EDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Csiszar, Ivan, Yu, Yunyue, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012): NOAA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIIRS) Land Surface Temperature (LST) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Csiszar, Ivan
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Yu, Yunyue
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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
  • Csiszar, Ivan
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Yu, Yunyue
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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 > Land Surface > Surface Thermal Properties > Land Surface Temperature
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Surface Radiation Budget (including Solar Irradiance)
Keyword Thesaurus Title
  • Edr > Environmental Data Record
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 > Global Land
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • JPSS > Joint Polar Satellite System
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 500 meters - < 1 km
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Hourly - < Daily
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Csiszar, Ivan, Yu, Yunyue, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012): NOAA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIIRS) Land Surface Temperature (LST) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [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.
  • 2012-12-19T00:00:00 - The LST algorithm reached beta maturity status.
  • 2013-05-31T00:00:00 - The LST algorithm reached provisional maturity status.
  • 2014-12-11T00:00:00 - The LST 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) Infrared Bands
    • 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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