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Early On-Orbit Performance of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Onboard the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Satellite

Changyong Cao, Frank J. De Luccia, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Robert Wolfe, Fuzhong Weng
2014 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is one of the key environmental remote-sensing instruments onboard the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership spacecraft, which was successfully  ...  It presents an assessment of the sensor initial on-orbit calibration and performance based on the efforts from the VIIRS-SDR team.  ...  The Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is one of the key earth-observing instruments onboard S-NPP and JPSS [1] - [5] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2013.2247768 fatcat:gkrysjoj2ffarfao43e7wgxlmi

NPP VIIRS and Aqua MODIS RSB comparison using observations from simultaneous nadir overpasses (SNO)

Aisheng Wu, Xiaoxiong Xiong, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Xingfa Gu
2012 Earth Observing Systems XVII  
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is a key NPP sensor.  ...  Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite (http://npp.gsfc.nasa.gov/viirs.html) began to daily collect global data following its successful launch on October 28, 2011.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors are grateful to colleague Boryana Efremova for her computational assistance and Ning Lei and Jon Fulbright for their provided VIIRS SD/SDSM degradation results.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.931011 fatcat:u4sdtwat7naczmz6qv2smhcuyu

Suomi NPP VIIRS ocean color data product early mission assessment

Kevin R. Turpie, Wayne D. Robinson, Bryan A. Franz, Robert E. Eplee, Gerhard Meister, Gwyn F. Fireman, Frederick S. Patt, Robert A. Barnes, Charles R. McClain, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Xingfa Gu
2012 Earth Observing Systems XVII  
Following the launch of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the Suomi National Polarorbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft, the NASA NPP VIIRS Ocean Science Team (VOST) began an  ...  evaluation of ocean color data products to determine whether they could continue the existing NASA ocean color climate data record (CDR).  ...  INTRODUCTION On 28 October 2011, NASA launched the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.931113 fatcat:jwx4g4ebr5fqfmwmackf6o4rzy

VIIRS on-orbit calibration for ocean color data processing

Robert E. Eplee, Kevn R. Turpie, Gwyn F. Fireman, Gerhard Meister, Thomas C. Stone, Frederick S. Patt, Bryan A. Franz, Sean W. Bailey, Wayne D. Robinson, Charles R. McClain, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong Xiong (+1 others)
2012 Earth Observing Systems XVII  
The NASA VIIRS Ocean Science Team (VOST) has the task of evaluating Suomi NPP VIIRS ocean color data for the continuity of the NASA ocean color climate data records.  ...  These on-orbit calibration techniques have allowed the VOST to produce an optimum timedependent radiometric calibration that is currently being used by the NASA Ocean PEATE for its VIIRS ocean color data  ...  INTRODUCTION The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) was launched into an 824-km sun-synchronous polar orbit with a node of 13:30 pm on October  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.930483 fatcat:455xniya25aw3eil4gcp7jjase

Suomi NPP VIIRS DNB and RSB M bands detector-to-detector and HAM side calibration differences assessment using a homogenous ground target

Xuexia Chen, Ning Lei, Xiaoxiong Xiong, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong, Xingfa Gu
2018 Earth Observing Systems XXIII  
Near-nadir observations of the Libya 4 site from the S-NPP VIIRS Day-Night Band (DNB) and Moderate resolution Bands (M bands) are used to assess the detector calibration stability and half-angle mirror  ...  Almost seven years of Sensor Data Records products are extracted from the Libya 4 site center over an area of 32×32 pixels.  ...  The VCST and MCST colleagues also provided technical assistance in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2322153 dblp:conf/eos/ChenLX18 fatcat:4mj46bybpjbihgvi5ndecbb7du

A synthesis of VIIRS solar and lunar calibrations

Robert E. Eplee, Kevin R. Turpie, Gerhard Meister, Frederick S. Patt, Gwyn F. Fireman, Bryan A. Franz, Charles R. McClain, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong, Xingfa Gu
2013 Earth Observing Systems XVIII  
Based on these analyses, the VOST has derived a calibration lookup table for VIIRS ocean color data based on fits to the solar calibration time series.  ...  Relative uncertainties in the VIIRS solar and lunar calibration time series are comparable to those achieved for SeaWiFS, Aqua MODIS, and Terra MODIS.  ...  INTRODUCTION The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) was launched into an 824-km sun-synchronous polar orbit with a node of 13:30 on October  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2024069 fatcat:jync67czdvejnkneyqw2u6pfkm

Calibration uncertainty in ocean color satellite sensors and trends in long-term environmental records

Kevin R. Turpie, Robert E. Eplee, Bryan A. Franz, Carlos Del Castillo, Weilin W. Hou, Robert A. Arnone
2014 Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VI  
Launched in late 2011, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft is being evaluated by NASA to determine whether this sensor  ...  Here we present an introductory assessment of how the NASA-produced time series of ocean color is influenced by uncertainty in trending instrument response over time.  ...  INTRODUCTION Launched in late 2011, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft is being evaluated by NASA to determine whether  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2053427 fatcat:tlmxqj477zfe3eezx4eyh2mkbu

Overview of NASA's MODIS and VIIRS Snow-Cover Earth System Data Records

George A. Riggs, Dorothy K. Hall, Miguel O. Román
2017 Earth System Dynamics Discussions  
Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) are NASA Earth System Data Records (ESDR).  ...  The NASA snow-cover datasets generated from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra and Aqua spacecraft and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) Visible  ...  The MODIS and VIIRS snow-mapping algorithms and data products were designed to be very similar to enable the 16+ year SCE record of MODIS to be extended into the future with S-NPP VIIRS and VIIRS follow-on  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-2017-25 fatcat:y3iiw7voizgk3awgehlroknima

A Case for a New Satellite Mission for Remote Sensing of Night Lights

John C. Barentine, Ken Walczak, Geza Gyuk, Cynthia Tarr, Travis Longcore
2021 Remote Sensing  
Department of Defense and its follow-on platform, the Day-Night Band (DNB) of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership satellite  ...  We propose a stand-alone mission focused on understanding light pollution and its effects on our planet.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors thank the following researchers for consultations and advice during the preparation of this paper: Martin Aubé (Cégep de Sherbrooke); George Brainard (Thomas Jefferson University  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13122294 fatcat:s4louyqdczhxbpnz62y6vbxa6m

Half a century of satellite remote sensing of sea-surface temperature

P.J. Minnett, A. Alvera-Azcárate, T.M. Chin, G.K. Corlett, C.L. Gentemann, I. Karagali, X. Li, A. Marsouin, S. Marullo, E. Maturi, R. Santoleri, S. Saux Picart (+2 others)
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment  
General rights Copyright and moral rights for the publications made accessible in the public portal are retained by the authors and/or other copyright owners and it is a condition of accessing publications  ...  or research.  You may not further distribute the material or use it for any profit-making activity or commercial gain  You may freely distribute the URL identifying the publication in the public portal  ...  IK is supported by the Copernicus & Mercator-Ocean through the Service Evolution Call 2 project DIVOST-COM. The authors thank Dr. C. J.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111366 fatcat:6bkbqmedx5bjtmvw2kkjnq3xnm

An overview of MATISSE-v2.0

Luc Labarre, Karine Caillault, Sandrine Fauqueux, Claire Malherbe, Antoine Roblin, Bernard Rosier, Pierre Simoneau, Karin Stein, John D. Gonglewski
2010 Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIII  
SPIE would like to express its deepest appreciation to the symposium chairs, conference chairs, Programme committees, and session chairs who have so generously given of their time and advice to make this  ...  This Programme is based on commitments received up to the time of publication and is subject to change without notice.  ...  This gives us a background correlation that we use as reference to subtract from the spatial correlation in both image and far-field measurements.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.868183 fatcat:5anlqspzzzcftfufaxvlr45zve

Satellite Ocean Colour: Current Status and Future Perspective

Steve Groom, Shubha Sathyendranath, Yai Ban, Stewart Bernard, Robert Brewin, Vanda Brotas, Carsten Brockmann, Prakash Chauhan, Jong-kuk Choi, Andrei Chuprin, Stefano Ciavatta, Paolo Cipollini (+18 others)
2019 Frontiers in Marine Science  
Example applications of the ocean-colour data are presented, focusing on the climate data record and operational applications including water quality and assimilation into numerical models.  ...  Satellite Ocean Colour to end-users.  ...  AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS All authors listed have made a substantial, direct and intellectual contribution to the work, and approved it for publication.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00485 fatcat:ntlwflpnszaank3vtgasyracje

Assessment of Vegetation Trends in Drylands from Time Series of Earth Observation Data [chapter]

Rasmus Fensholt, Stephanie Horion, Torbern Tagesson, Andrea Ehammer, Kenneth Grogan, Feng Tian, Silvia Huber, Jan Verbesselt, Stephen D. Prince, Compton J. Tucker, Kjeld Rasmussen
2015 Remote Sensing Time Series  
We thank ECMWF, Medias France and Vito Belgium for providing their data. Acknowledgements We thank ECMWF, VITO, and IIASA for providing input data for NPP modelling.  ...  Torsten Weber, for providing evaporation data. Acknowledgements This study was funded by the EOS-Network of the Helmholtz Centres in Germany.  ...  Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) and the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPOESS series (e.g.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15967-6_8 fatcat:2cl5kwf33zg7hl2k3syukjpa6q

Large‐Scale Dune Aurora Event Investigation Combining Citizen Scientists' Photographs and Spacecraft Observations

Maxime Grandin, Minna Palmroth, Graeme Whipps, Milla Kalliokoski, Mark Ferrier, Larry J. Paxton, Martin G. Mlynczak, Jukka Hilska, Knut Holmseth, Kjetil Vinorum, Barry Whenman
2021 AGU Advances  
In space physics, a particularly noteworthy illustration of the breakthroughs citizen science can achieve is the ongoing studies of the Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (STEVE) phenomenon,  ...  Recently, a study carried out jointly by researchers and citizen scientists described an auroral form previously unreported in the literature, which was called "the dunes" (Palmroth, Grandin, Helin, et  ...  Similarly, they thank Dominic Ford for developing the In-The-Sky.org (https:// in-the-sky.org/) website which was used to check the time calibration of the Aura footage.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2020av000338 fatcat:7gptff5ieza4fnnnmx3w5xgtbe

Joint Polar Satellite System Science Seminar annual digest, 2016

Joint Polar Satellite System Program (U.S.)
2016
The atlas takes advantage of lowlight imaging now available from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, calibrated by thousands of ground observations.  ...  The brighter the area in this interactive map (at right), the harder it is to see stars and constellations in the night sky.  ...  Ocean color and sea surface temperature (SST) measurements from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on board Suomi NPP are providing vital information on the biological productivity  ... 
doi:10.7289/v59s1p9h fatcat:lpvo46z7gbhdpck66psf7ypso4
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