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An Introduction to Suomi-NPP NASA VIIRS Data Products

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This video provides an introduction to new land data products from the joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) satellite sensor aboard the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP). The Suomi-NPP NASA VIIRS data products discussed in the video are distributed by NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC). This video covers how to use the LP DAAC website to learn more about the data products, how to interpret the VIIRS file naming convention, and how to understand the external metadata. For more information on S-NPP NASA VIIRS data and other data distributed by the LP DAAC please visit and watch the NASA VIIRS Data at the LP DAAC YouTube series. 

The LP DAAC is one of twelve NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) DAACs. It is located at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The LP DAAC ingests, archives, processes and distributes NASA Earth science land processes data and information.




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