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VIIRS/NPP Thermal Anomalies/Fire 6-Min L2 Swath 750m V001

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Thermal Anomalies (VNP14) Version 1 product is produced in 6-minute temporal satellite increments (swaths) at 750 meter resolution from the VIIRS sensor located on the Suomi National Polar Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. This product is designed after the Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Thermal Anomalies and Fire data products to promote the continuity of the Earth Observation System (EOS) mission. This data product can enable users to understand the location and intensity of fire events as well as identifying thermal anomalies.

The VNP14 product includes 31 science dataset layers to analyze key factors in fire detection, including atmospheric conditions (e.g. atmospheric reflectance, solar zenith angle, brightness temperature) and fuel type for the event. The fire mask layer in the VNP14 product is the primary layer and can be used to identify fires and other thermal anomalies such as volcanoes. In addition to the fire mask, brightness temperature is provided for VIIRS channels M5, M7, M11, M13, M15, and M16.

Each swath of data is approximately 3,060 kilometers along track (long) and 3,060 kilometers across track (wide). The VNP14 product is also used to generate higher-level fire data products.

Use of the (VNP03MODLL) ( data product is required to apply accurate geolocation information to the VNP14 Science Datasets (SDS).

Access & Use Information

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 7, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher LP DAAC
Identifier C1392010612-LPDAAC_ECS
Data First Published 2017-02-15
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-07-27
Category NPP-JPSS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Wilfrid Schroeder, Louis Giglio . 2017-11-09. VNP14. Version 001. VIIRS/NPP Thermal Anomalies/Fire 6-Min L2 Swath 750m V001 . Sioux Falls, SD, USA . Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC . Digital Science Data. This data set was provided by the NASA/NOAA NPP Project. The DOI landing page provides citations in APA and Chicago styles. .
Creator Wilfrid Schroeder, Louis Giglio
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Program Code 026:001
Release Place Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Series Name VNP14
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Source Hash 6a61f089de136f07ff67c7f123d206928c42e28352513a0c7ae423abc9c14a3b
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Temporal 2012-01-19T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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