AERDB_M3_VIIRS_SNPP - VIIRS/SNPP Deep Blue Level 3 monthly aerosol data, 1x1 degree grid

Platform: Suomi-NPP
Instrument: VIIRS
Processing Level: Level-3
Data Format: netCDF4
Spatial Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly
ArchiveSets: 5200, 5111
Collection: NPP and JPSS1 VIIRS data 2.0 (ArchiveSet 5200)
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
Keywords: SNPP VIIRS, L3, Monthly Aggregated, Deep Blue Aerosol Optical Thickness