NPP/VIIRS first light image showing Eastern United States and Western Atlantic. Data swath is wrapped to a globe for context.
On November 21, 2011 the first measurements from the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on NASA's National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite were acquired. These still images show one of the instrument's data swaths. The first image shows the data swath wrapped to a globe for context. The second image shows the data swath in a cartesian projection. This image was produced using VIIRS M-bands SVM05, SVM04, SVM03 (red, green, blue) at 1000 meter resolution.
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Producer Silvia Stoyanova (USRA): Producer James Gleason (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to: NPP/JPSS Mission Team and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Data swath created at the Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison by the NASA NPP Atmosphere PEATE Team.
- Produced by Liam Gumley and Willem Marais (SSEC)
- SDR products ingested from the NPP SD3E by Bruce Flynn, Steve Dutcher, and Greg Quinn (SSEC)
- Atmospheric correction algorithm by Jacques Descloitres (Formerly GSFC)
- Reprojection algorithm by Terry Haran (NSIDC)
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