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VIIRS/SNPP Cloud Properties 6-min L2 Swath 750m

Metadata Updated: June 25, 2024

The VIIRS/SNPP Cloud Properties 6-min L2 Swath 750m product is designed to facilitate continuity in cloud properties between the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) on the Aqua and Terra platforms and the series of VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instruments, beginning with the Suomi NPP spacecraft. The VIIRS Cloud Properties product consists of cloud optical and physical parameters. These parameters are derived using observations in visible through infrared spectral channels. VIIRS infrared channel radiances are primarily used to derive cloud top temperature, cloud top height, effective emissivity, an infrared cloud phase product (ice vs. water, opaque vs. non-opaque) and cloud fraction under both daytime and nighttime conditions. The VIIRS solar reflectance channels are primarily used to derive cloud optical thickness, particle effective radius, water path, and to inform the phase used in the optical retrievals. The VIIRS Cloud Properties product is a Level-2 product generated at 750 m (at nadir) spatial resolution.

The current version-1.1 of the Level-2 CLDPROP product collection is corrected to address an issue with the cloud optical properties’ thermodynamic phase that caused erroneous liquid water cloud phase results.

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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 June 25, 2024

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date June 25, 2024
Identifier C1643492740-LAADS
Data First Published 2019-08-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2024-06-17
Category Suomi-NPP, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation NASA VIIRS Atmosphere SIPS. 2019-11-15. VIIRS/SNPP Cloud Properties 6-min L2 Swath 750m. Version 1.1. MODAPS at NASA/GSFC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, L1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS).
Creator NASA VIIRS Atmosphere SIPS
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Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2012-03-01T00:00:00Z/2024-06-24T00:00:00Z

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