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Search - VIIRS_RDR

Data Description

    Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Data Records from Suomi NPP - This data family contains the raw, sensor and environmental data records from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite. VIIRS is a scanning radiometer that collects visible and infrared imagery and radiometric measurements of the land, atmosphere, cryosphere, and oceans. VIIRS data is used to measure cloud and aerosol properties, ocean color, sea and land surface temperature, ice motion and temperature, fires, and Earth's albedo. VIIRS extends and improves upon a series of measurements initiated by the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and the NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

Details - Metadata, Documentation


    (Posted 06/01/2018) Many products from NOAA-20 are now available through CLASS back to Beta Maturity. Please note that the start dates listed below for each datatype apply to SNPP files. The start dates for all products by maturity levels by satellite id are available on NOAA's STAR website at Under each date there is a link to the full review of the product along with the latest readme on the last column. We encourage all users to assess product maturity before ordering and applying the data.



(maximum range is 366 days)

Start Date
(format: YYYY-MM-DD)

Start DateStart Time (UTC)
(format: HH:MM:SS)

End Date
(format: YYYY-MM-DD)
End DateStart to EndEnd Time (UTC)
(format: HH:MM:SS)
Specify the range of the times for: Each Day Or The Entire Range Of Days

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Raw Data Record
VIIRS Diagnostic RDR (RVIRD) (none available)
VIIRS Memory Dump RDR (RVIDU) (public 02/07/2012)
VIIRS Science RDR (RVIRS) (public 02/07/2012)
VIIRS Telemetry Diagnostic RDR (RVITD) (public 12/10/2014)
VIIRS Telemetry RDR (RVIRT) (public 02/07/2012)


to place large order without reviewing inventory or granule (file) metadata.
to place small order after reviewing inventory and granule metadata, including browse images when available.