Getting Started with VIIRS Surface Reflectance Data Part 1: All About Accessing Data


Published: Aug. 8, 2017

This video focuses on Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) surface reflectance data products created by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and distributed by the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC). VIIRS is a sensor that flies on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite, which was launched as a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) and NASA. Information about characteristics of the S-NPP VIIRS satellite sensor and the NASA VIIRS Surface Reflectance data products, as well as how to access the data using NASA’s Earthdata Search is provided.

Relevant Products

Product Long Name
VNP09A1.001 VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance 8-Day L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid
VNP09CMG.001 VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance Daily L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG
VNP09GA.001 VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance Daily L2G Global 1 km and 500 m SIN Grid
VNP09H1.001 VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance 8-Day L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid


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NASA Earthdata Search Browse Image Preview, Direct Download, Order, Search, Subset

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