AERDB_L2_VIIRS_SNPP - VIIRS/SNPP Deep Blue Aerosol L2 6-Min Swath 6 km

Platform: Suomi-NPP
Instrument: VIIRS
Processing Level: Level-2
Data Format: netCDF4
Spatial Resolution: 6km
Temporal Resolution: 6 minute
ArchiveSets: 5111
Collection: NPP VIIRS Atmosphere data 1.1.0 (UWisc) (ArchiveSet 5111)
PGE Number: NONE
File Naming Convention:


  • ESDT Earth Science Data Type or Shortname
  • A Stands for Acquisition
  • YYYYDDD Data acquisition year and Day-of-year per the Julian Calendar
  • HHMM Acquisition Hour and Minute
  • CCC Version ID of the data collection
  • YYYYDDDHHMMSS Processing year, Day-of-year, UTC time (hour, minutes, seconds)
  • Format File format suffix, which in the above case represents netCDF4
Citation: Sayer, A. M., N. C. Hsu, C. Bettenhausen, J. Lee, W. V. Kim, and A. Smirnov (2018), Satellite Ocean Aerosol Retrieval (SOAR) Algorithm Extension to S-NPP VIIRS as Part of the “Deep Blue” Aerosol Project, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 123, doi:10.1002/2017JD027412.
Keywords: SNPP VIIRS, L2 Swath, 6-Minute, Deep Blue Aerosol Optical Thickness