NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Type and Phase Environmental Data Record (EDR) from NDE

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) of cloud type and phase 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 EDR contains cloud type and phase information (liquid water, supercooled water, mixed phase, optically thin ice, optically thick ice, and multilayered ice) for each cloudy pixel. Additionally, this product includes data quality information that provides an assessment of the cloud phase 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 phase 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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Dates

Metadata Date May 29, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 6, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Example of Suomi NPP VIIRS NDE Cloud Type over the northern Atlantic Ocean on July 06, 2017.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 29, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
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
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01433
Access Constraints Cite as: Heidinger, Andrew, Donahue, David, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2017): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Type and Phase Environmental Data Record (EDR) from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [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 Example of Suomi NPP VIIRS NDE Cloud Type over the northern Atlantic Ocean on July 06, 2017.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01433.PNG
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Harvest Object Id 69bc342b-aa51-4c19-b505-9f82f9d847d4
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this product, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Metadata Language eng; USA
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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