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Assessment of NPP VIIRS ocean color data products: hope and risk
Author(s): Kevin R. Turpie; Gerhard Meister; Gene Eplee; Robert A. Barnes; Bryan Franz; Frederick S. Patt; Wayne D. Robinson; Charles R. McClain
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Paper Abstract

For several years, the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NPP VIIRS Ocean Science Team (VOST) provided substantial scientific input to the NPP project regarding the use of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to create science quality ocean color data products. This work has culminated into an assessment of the NPP project and the VIIRS instrument's capability to produce science quality Ocean Color data products. The VOST concluded that many characteristics were similar to earlier instruments, including SeaWiFS or MODIS Aqua. Though instrument performance and calibration risks do exist, it was concluded that programmatic and algorithm issues dominate concerns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI, 81530M (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893945
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin R. Turpie, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Gerhard Meister, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gene Eplee, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Robert A. Barnes, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Bryan Franz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Frederick S. Patt, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Wayne D. Robinson, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Charles R. McClain, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8153:
Earth Observing Systems XVI
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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