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VIIRS/NPP BRDF/Albedo WSA at Solar Noon Band VIS Daily L3 Global 30ArcSec CMG V001

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) NASA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) and Albedo white-sky albedo for band VIS (VNP43D76) is produced daily using 16 days of data at 30 arc second (1,000 meter) resolution. Data are temporally weighted to the ninth day, which is reflected in the file name. The VNP43D product suite is provided in a Climate Modeling Grid (CMG), which covers the entire globe for use in climate simulation models. Due to the large file size, each VNP43D product contains just one data layer.

VNP43D54 through VNP43D79 are the albedo products of the VNP43D BRDF/Albedo product suite. Black-sky albedo (BSA) and white-sky albedo (WSA) values are provided for the nine VIIRS moderate resolution bands (M1 through M5, M7, M8, M10, and M11) along with the visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR), and shortwave bands included in the VNP43MA3 (https://doi.org/10.5067/VIIRS/VNP43MA3.001) product. In addition to the bands included in VNP43MA3, this product suite includes albedo values for the VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB). The black-sky albedo (directional hemispherical reflectance) is defined as albedo in the absence of a diffuse component and is a function of solar zenith angle. White-sky albedo (bihemispherical reflectance) is defined as albedo in the absence of a direct component when the diffuse component is isotropic. Details regarding methodology are available on the VNP43MA3 product page and in the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).

VNP43D76 is the WSA for the VIIRS visible broadband (0.64 μm).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. 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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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
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Citation Crystal Schaaf, Zhuosen Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang, Alan Strahler . 2019-11-07. VNP43D76. Version 001. VIIRS/NPP BRDF/Albedo WSA at Solar Noon Band VIS Daily L3 Global 30ArcSec CMG V001 . Sioux Falls, SD, USA . Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC . https://doi.org/10.5067/VIIRS/VNP43D76.001. https://doi.org/10.5067/VIIRS/VNP43D76.001. Digital Science Data. The DOI landing page provides citations in APA and Chicago styles. .
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