NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Near Constant Contrast (NCC) Imagery Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite and is produced by the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). This EDR contains Near Constant Contrast (NCC) Imagery using the Day/Night Band (DNB). NCC is a pseudo-albedo, with a much smaller range of values than the DNB radiances from which it is derived; a product that is especially useful in high-contrast conditions, such as across the day-night terminator. The VIIRS NCC EDR provides imagery at a spatial resolution of 750 meters at nadir, and 1.5 kilometer at the edge of the swath (EOS), whereas the DNB spatial resolution is 750 meters across the full swath. By default, IDPS VIIRS NCC obtained from the Comprehensive Large-Array Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed in four aggregated 86-second granules in Hierarchical Data Format v.5 (HDF5) with metadata attributes included.

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Dates

Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 18, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Example of the VIIRS Near Constant Contrast Imagery EDR centered over Alaska on May 12, 2016. Image courtesy of JPSS LTM system.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 18, 2012 (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: Hillger, Don, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Near Constant Contrast (NCC) Imagery Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS. [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 the VIIRS Near Constant Contrast Imagery EDR centered over Alaska on May 12, 2016. Image courtesy of JPSS LTM system.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01413_SNPP_VIIRS_NCCI_EDR.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01413
Harvest Object Id 832136e7-73c9-4f93-bef5-324cab9b2d8b
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this EDR, 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 2012-07-18

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