NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Snow Cover/Depth (SCD) Binary Map Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) of Binary Snow Cover (BSC) 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). The VIIRS BSC EDR is based on the heritage Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Snow Map product that classifies snow using the Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) at a spatial resolution of 375 meters at nadir during daytime over cloud-free land masses. The algorithm utilizes VIIRS spectral bands I1 (640 nm), I2 (865 nm), I3 (1.61 micron), I5 (11.5 micron), M15 (11 micron), M16 (12 micron), and several VIIRS Intermediate Products (IP) including Cloud Mask (VCM), Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT), and Cloud Optical Properties (COP). By default, IDPS VIIRS BSC obtained from the Comprehensive Large-Array Stewardship Service (CLASS) are distributed in four aggregated 86-second granules in Hierarchical Data Format v.5 (HDF5) with metadata attributes included.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) October 15, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Example of VIIRS Snow Cover depicting global snow cover for December 29, 2015. Image courtesy of JPSS LTM system.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) October 15, 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
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01418
Access Constraints Cite as: Key, Jeffrey, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Snow Cover/Depth Binary Map 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 VIIRS Snow Cover depicting global snow cover for December 29, 2015. Image courtesy of JPSS LTM system.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01418_SNPP_VIIRS_SCBM_EDR.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Harvest Object Id 4cf0f92b-7563-4fc2-a01e-ac1d3636092c
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this EDR, 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 2012-10-15

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