NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Height (Top and Base) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from NDE

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) of cloud height (top and base) from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite and is produced by the NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS). The cloud height product contains an image with pixel values identifying the geopotential height at the top of a cloud layer. Additionally, this product includes data quality information that provides an assessment of the cloud height values for on-earth pixels. The algorithm uses VIIRS infrared bands M14 (8.5µm), M15 (11.2µm), and M16 (12.3µm). The spatial resolution of the EDR is 750 meters and data are collected during day and night passes which provides global coverage at a temporal resolution of approximately every 12 hours. VIIRS cloud height data distributed by the NESDIS Data Exploitation (NDE) system and obtained from the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed in single 86-second granules in NetCDF-4 format with metadata attributes included.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 6, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Suomi NPP VIIRS NDE Cloud Top Height retrieval over the northern Atlantic Ocean on July 6, 2017.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 6, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Heidinger, Andrew, Donahue, David, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2017): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Height (Top and Base) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5G73BX7. [access date]., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Graphic Preview Description Suomi NPP VIIRS NDE Cloud Top Height retrieval over the northern Atlantic Ocean on July 6, 2017.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01440.PNG
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01440
Harvest Object Id eae709e8-211d-4785-a00d-932ae58e6a4c
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence For a complete list of limitations of this dataset see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-07-06

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