The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce availability of the new NASA-produced Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Thermal Anomalies/Fire Version 1 data product (VNP14A1). This 1 kilometer data product can enable users to understand the location and intensity of fire events as well as identifying thermal anomalies like volcanoes.
An example citation containing the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the dataset is provided below.
VIIRS/NPP Thermal Anomalies/Fire Daily L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid - VNP14A1
Schroeder, W., Giglio, L. (2018). VIIRS/NPP Thermal Anomalies/Fire Daily L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V001 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/VIIRS/VNP14A1.001
VIIRS is one of five instruments on-board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, which launched in October of 2011. Suomi NPP is the predecessor to the next generation of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). NOAA-20, formerly 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.
VIIRS extends the legacy of NASA’s Earth Observing System Terra and Aqua Satellites’ Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor. VIIRS global change observation products are being generated in a MODIS-like format using modified MODIS algorithms.
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