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Suomi NPP VIIRS SDR postlaunch calibration/validation: an overview of progress, challenges, and the way forward
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Paper Abstract

The JPSS preceded by NPP is our nation's future generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system. The successful launch of NPP with the key instrument Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) ushers in a new era of operational Earth observing capabilities in the afternoon orbit. Since Launch, the VIIRS Sensor Data Record (SDR) postlaunch calibration/validation has been progressing well as planned. This paper provides an overview of the VIIRS calibration performance postlaunch, the overall calibration/validation strategies both onboard and vicarious, and the team effort ensuring the high quality of VIIRS SDRs, as well as the challenges and way forward.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII, 851014 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930060
Show Author Affiliations
Changyong Cao, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Fuzhong Weng, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8510:
Earth Observing Systems XVII
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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