Release of VIIRS Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Products

July 09, 2019
By: LP DAAC

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce availability of the new NASA-produced Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST&E) Version 1 data products. The VIIRS LST&E data products (VNP21) are developed synergistically with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) LST&E Version 6 products using the same input atmospheric products and algorithmic approach. The overall objective for NASA VIIRS products is to ensure the algorithms and products are compatible with the MODIS Terra and Aqua algorithms to promote the continuity of the Earth Observation System (EOS) mission.

A citation containing the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each dataset is provided below.

VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity 6-Min L2 Swath 750 m - VNP21
Hulley, G., Hook, S. (2018). VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature 6-Min L2 Swath 750m V001 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/VIIRS/VNP21.001

VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Daily L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid Day - VNP21A1D

Hulley, G., Hook, S. (2018). VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature Daily L3 Global 1km SIN Grid Day V001[Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/VIIRS/VNP21A1D.001

VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Daily L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid Night - VNP21A1N

Hulley, G., Hook, S. (2018). VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature Daily L3 Global 1km SIN Grid Night V001 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/VIIRS/VNP21A1N.001

VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity 8-Day L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid - VNP21A2

Hulley, G., Hook, S. (2018). VIIRS/NPP Land Surface Temperature 8-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V001[Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/VIIRS/VNP21A2.001

The data are available for download through the LP DAAC Data Pool and NASA’s Earthdata Search.

Additional VIIRS information:

VIIRS is one of five instruments on-board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite, which launched in October of 2011. S-NPP is the predecessor to the next generation of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). JPSS-1, launched in November 2017, is the first in this series of four satellites; plans are underway for JPSS-2 to launch in 2022.

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