VIIRS

 

    The Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) collects visible/infrared imagery and radiometric data. Data types include atmospheric, clouds, earth radiation budget, clear-air land/water surfaces, sea surface temperature, ocean color, and low light visible imagery. Primary instrument for satisfying 22 environmental data records (EDRs).

AGENCY: NOAA


Status: Planned
Satellite NPOESS
Launch Date:  
Type: Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)
Measurements and Applications: Global observations of land, ocean, and atmosphere parameters: cloud/weather imagery, sea-surface temperature, ocean colour, land surface vegetation indices

Technical Characteristics

Resolution: 400 m
N. of Bands: 22
Wavebands: VIS - TIR: 0.4 - 12.5 ┬Ám
Swath: 3000 km

Resources

   

Links

NPOESS Project Page http://www.ipo.noaa.gov/index.php