Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.NPP_VIIRS

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite collects visible/infrared imagery and radiometric data. Data types include atmospheric, clouds, earth radiation budget, clear-air land/water surfaces, sea surface temperature, ocean color, and low light visible imagery. VIIRS contributes to 23 Environmental Data Records (EDRs) and is the primary instrument for 18 EDRs.

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Purpose: PURPOSE: VIIRS will have multichannel imaging capabilities to support the acquisition of high resolution atmospheric imagery and generation of a variety of applied products including: visible and infrared imaging of hurricanes and detection of fires, smoke, and atmospheric aerosols.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Central Interface Data Processing Segment (IDPS)
Dataset Title: Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite
Dataset Release Date: Unpublished material
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, MD
Dataset Publisher: NPOESS IPO
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Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: During periods of "data denial", as determined by the DoD, only authorized users will be allowed to access specific products or products from a specific geographical region.

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA 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. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: HDF Version 5
Fees: Please See Summary
Phone: (301) 427 - 2070
Fax: (301) 427 - 2164
Contact Address:
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1050
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-30
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