Suomi NPP Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)

Technical Specifications

Orbit:830km, 1:30pm mean local solar time. sun-synchronous, polar
Repeat Cycle:16 days
Swath Dimensions:3000km, nearly global coverage every day
Weight:275kg
Spatial Resolution:750m
Data Rate:5.9 Mbps
Quantization:12 bits
Field of View:deg
Wavebands:9 visible/NIR bands plus day/night pan band
8 mid-IR
4 LW IR
Design Life:7 years
Duration:Operational

Channels

Primary Earth Data RecordsBand NameCenter (microns)Width (FWHM)
Ocean Color AerosolM10.4150.02
M20.4450.02
M30.490.02
M40.5550.02
Imagery bandI10.640.075
Ocean Color AerosolM50.6730.021
Day/Night BandDNB0.70.4
Atmospheric CorrectionM60.7460.021
NDVII20.8650.039
Ocean Color AerosolM70.8650.039
Cloud Particle SizeM81.240.02
Cirrus Cloud CoverM91.3780.02
Binary Snow MapI31.610.06
Snow FractionM101.610.06
CloudsM112.250.05
Imagery band CloudsI43.740.38
Sea Surface TemperatureM123.70.18
Sea Surface Temperature/FiresM134.050.155
Cloud Top PropertiesM148.550.3
Sea Surface TemperatureM1510.7631
Imagery band CloudsI511.451.9
Sea Surface TemperatureM1612.0130.95

Last updated: June 11, 2018