Getting Started with VIIRS Surface Reflectance Data Part 3: Interpreting Quality Information


Published: Feb. 13, 2017

This video focuses on how to interpret quality information for Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Surface Reflectance data products created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 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 in October 2011. S-NPP NASA VIIRS Surface Reflectance data products are distributed by NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC). Information about VIIRS Surface Reflectance quality information, including how to decode it and where to find additional information, is provided in this video.

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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