NPP/VIIRS First Light Image

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.

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Visualization Credits

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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Data Used:
Suomi NPP/VIIRS 11/21/2011

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SVS >> First Light
NASA Science >> Earth