VIIRS
STATUS
To Be Launched 2013
AVAILABILITY
http://npoesslib.ipo.noaa.gov/
REQUEST PROCEDURE
TBD
Satellite Instruments
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. The Visible Infrared Imager / Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) will combine the radiometric accuracy of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) currently flown on the NOAA polar orbiters with the high (0.65 kilometer) spatial resolution of the Operational Linescan System (OLS) flown on DMSP. The VIIRS will provide imagery of clouds under sunlit conditions in about a dozen visible channels (or frequency bands), as well as provide coverage in a number of infrared channels for night and day cloud imaging applications. 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. VIIRS will also provide capabilities to produce higher resolution and more accurate measurements of sea surface temperature than currently available from the heritage AVHRR instrument on POES, as well as an operational capability for ocean color observations and a variety of derived ocean color products.
CONTACT
http://npoesslib.ipo.noaa.gov/
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeImagers
Platform TypeVIIRS
OrbitSun Synch
Spectral CoverageVis/IR 22 bands 0.3 -14 microns
Active/PassivePassive
Scan Patternimage swath ~400m @ NADIR / 800m @ EOS
Variables22 products, SST, clouds, aerosols, NDVI, OLR, fires, ocean color, volcanic ash,
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength to
Number of Bands
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width
Resolution 1
Resolution 2
Resolution 3
Resolution 4
REFERENCES
http://www.ipo.noaa.gov/Technology/viirs_summary.html
REMARKS
Data not yet available
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47