Release of VIIRS Surface Reflectance products

Mar 24, 2017

(Author's Note 5/18/2020: Reverb has since been retired. Users are encouraged to use NASA Earthdata Search in place of Reverb. Several of these datasets are also available in AppEEARS. To see the currently available tools to access the data please visit the "Access Data" button on the DOI landing page linked below.)

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIIRS) Surface Reflectance (VNP09) Version 1 product suite, produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).This product suite includes 500 meter, 1 kilometer, and 0.05 degree products at daily and 8-day temporal resolutions. The VNP09 collection will eventually comprise of data from January 2012 to present as historical processing is ongoing. This collection will also continue to grow chronologically.

VIIRS is one of five instruments on-board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP), which launched in 2011.Suomi NPP is the first in a series of four Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) satellites scheduled for the future.

VIIRS extends the legacy of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) 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.

Additional product information can be found at:

  • VIIRS Overview - VIIRS
  • VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance Daily L2G Global 1km and 500m SIN Grid V001 - VNP09GA.001
  • VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V001 - VNP09H1.001
  • VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance 8-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V001 - VNP09A1.001
  • VIIRS/NPP Surface Reflectance Daily L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG V001 - VNP09CMG.001

The LP DAAC will continue to make future announcements as additional VIIRS products become available.

This data is available for download through Data Pool, Reverb and the Earthdata Search

Please contact LP DAAC User Services ( for further questions.