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Radiometric Stability Monitoring of the Suomi NPP Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Reflective Solar Bands Using the Moon

Taeyoung Choi, Xi Shao, Changyong Cao, Fuzhong Weng
2015 Remote Sensing  
The Suomi NPP (S-NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) performs the scheduled lunar roll maneuver on a monthly basis.  ...  The Lunar Band Ratio (LBR) is also derived from two channel lunar radiances and is implemented in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Integrated Calibration and Validation System  ...  Xi Shao provided MT lunar irradiance model results and developed the effective lunar solid angle method. Changyong Cao suggested the LBR methodology and provided directions of the study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8010015 fatcat:eafrr4s23naztazvslnq4ad434

Evaluation of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) neural network cloud detection against current operational cloud masks

Charles H. White, Andrew K. Heidinger, Steven A. Ackerman
2021 Atmospheric Measurement Techniques  
We use a neural network applied to Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) measurements to determine whether an imager pixel is cloudy or cloud-free.  ...  The neural network is trained and evaluated using 4 years (2016–2019) of coincident measurements between VIIRS and the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP).  ...  This research has been supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (grant no. NA15NES4320001).  ... 
doi:10.5194/amt-14-3371-2021 fatcat:frp2xu42svbvhba3ld4mvlvhj4

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  ...  Preliminary results from the on-orbit verification in the postlaunch check-out and intensive calibration and validation have shown that VIIRS is performing well and producing high-quality images.  ...  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

Cirrus cloud top temperatures retrieved from radiances in the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System--Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite 855 and 120 μm bandpasses

Eric Wong, Keith D. Hutchison, S. C. Ou, K. N. Liou
2007 Applied Optics  
This new approach has been demonstrated using NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) as a proxy to Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data.  ...  ) from radiances observed in the 8.55 and 12.0 m bandpasses.  ...  The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is the NPOESS high-resolution Earth-viewing sensor and has its heritage in three currently operating sensors, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  ... 
doi:10.1364/ao.46.001316 pmid:17318252 fatcat:bjhz2j4qjrh6vbcpiedeg7le4a

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  
Since the VIIRS NIR Degradation Anomaly directly impacts the bands used for atmospheric correction of the ocean color data (Bands M6 and M7), the VOST has adapted the VIIRS on-orbit calibration approach  ...  This paper provides an assessment of the current VIIRS radiometric calibration for the ocean color data products and discusses the path forward for improving the quality of the calibration.  ...  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

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  
Relative uncertainties in the VIIRS solar and lunar calibration time series are comparable to those achieved for SeaWiFS, Aqua MODIS, and Terra MODIS.  ...  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.  ...  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

The Continuity MODIS-VIIRS Cloud Mask

Richard A. Frey, Steven A. Ackerman, Robert E. Holz, Steven Dutcher, Zach Griffith
2020 Remote Sensing  
continuity in cloud detection between the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) on the Aqua and Terra platforms and the series of VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instruments  ...  This paper introduces the Continuity Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)-Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Mask (MVCM), a cloud detection algorithm designed to facilitate  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203334 fatcat:rkruj3s3sjfgriaruw64h5gtmy

MODIS and VIIRS Calibration History and Future Outlook

Xiaoxiong Xiong, James J. Butler
2020 Remote Sensing  
Adding to the ones operated onboard the S-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites launched in 2011 and 2017, respectively, three nearly identical VIIRS instruments will also be launched.  ...  In addition to various applications and scientific studies of the Earth's system, long-term data records from MODIS and VIIRS observations will greatly benefit the space-based climate observing system.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank contributions made by the instrument vendor throughout MODIS and VIIRS missions, the Terra and Aqua MODIS Project, and the JPSS program.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12162523 fatcat:ff3gvxnf4ratbecnfm5636u3vq

Skin Sea-Surface Temperature from VIIRS on Suomi-NPP—NASA Continuity Retrievals

Peter J. Minnett, Katherine A. Kilpatrick, Guillermo P. Podestá, Robert H. Evans, Malgorzata D. Szczodrak, Miguel Angel Izaguirre, Elizabeth J. Williams, Susan Walsh, R. Michael Reynolds, Sean W. Bailey, Edward M. Armstrong, Jorge Vazquez-Cuervo
2020 Remote Sensing  
A number of approaches to assess the accuracy and stability of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) SSTskin retrievals are reported, and factors including latitude and season, and physical  ...  Retrievals of skin Sea-Surface Temperature (SSTskin) from the measurements of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite are presented and  ...  Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Table A1 .  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203369 fatcat:hfyanazhz5chxkzn7xuulp7u7e

Crosstalk Effect in SNPP VIIRS

Junqiang Sun, Menghua Wang
2017 Remote Sensing  
An investigation has been carried out to examine the crosstalk contamination in the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) spacecraft  ...  The SNPP VIIRS has successfully provided the sensor data records (SDR) for more than twenty environmental data records (EDR) including clouds, sea surface temperature, ocean color, polar wind, vegetation  ...  The views, opinions, and findings contained in this paper are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official NOAA or U.S. Government position, policy, or decision.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9040344 fatcat:useskpccwngt3l4hrxi42dqgva

JPSS-1 VIIRS pre-launch radiometric performance

Hassan Oudrari, Jeff McIntire, Xiaoxiong Xiong, James Butler, Qiang Ji, Tom Schwarting, Jinan Zeng, Xiaoxiong J. Xiong, Saji A. Kuriakose, Toshiyoshi Kimura
2016 Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV  
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on-board the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) completed its sensor level testing on December 2014.  ...  This paper will briefly describe J1 VIIRS characterization and calibration performance and methodologies executed during the pre-launch testing phases by the independent government team, to generate the  ...  We also want to thank MODIS characterization and Support Team (MCST) as well as previous VCST members, who provided valuable support to the VIIRS program and to the pre-launch calibration and characterization  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2223188 fatcat:ryg5prmup5htrj4pqfyx5fcexu

Assessment of NPP VIIRS ocean color data products: hope and risk

Kevin R. Turpie, Gerhard Meister, Gene Eplee, Robert A. Barnes, Bryan Franz, Frederick S. Patt, Wayne D. Robinson, Charles R. McClain, James J. Butler, Xiaoxiong Xiong, Xingfa Gu
2011 Earth Observing Systems XVI  
Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to create science quality ocean color data products.  ...  For several years, the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NPP VIIRS Ocean Science Team (VOST) provided substantial scientific input to the NPP project regarding the use of Visible Infrared Imaging  ...  Each of these satellites will carry the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which would provide 22 science bands at 750m at nadir resolution, including seven ocean-color bands at visible  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.893945 fatcat:mesgmpm44rg5doyshxclbcbqvq

Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Operational Calibration Reprocessing

Slawomir Blonski, Changyong Cao
2015 Remote Sensing  
Radiometric calibration coefficients for the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) reflective solar bands have been reprocessed from the beginning of the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting  ...  An automated calibration procedure, implemented in the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite System) operational data production system, was applied to reprocess  ...  Introduction VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument has been operating onboard the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite since November 2011 [1] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs71215823 fatcat:w2iws56z6jaojn2qrffaumdjqu

Derivation of Shortwave Radiometric Adjustments for SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS for the NASA MODIS-VIIRS Continuity Cloud Products

Kerry Meyer, Steven Platnick, Robert Holz, Steve Dutcher, Greg Quinn, Fred Nagle
2020 Remote Sensing  
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA's Aqua satellite and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard the joint NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  ...  in analogous shortwave channels on both imagers, with VIIRS generally observing brighter top-of-atmosphere spectral reflectance than MODIS (e.g., up to 5% brighter in the 0.67 µm channel).  ...  Jack Xiong and the MODIS and VIIRS Characterization and Support Teams.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12244096 fatcat:fher2ejoave6niv7ljbgjdbx3m

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  ...  Here we present a preliminary assessment of both the operational ocean color data products and the NASA evaluation data products regarding their applicability to NASA science objectives.  ...  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
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