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Sensing Spring with VIIRS

Spring is here for the Northern Hemisphere. This image from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor shows green-up of vegetation across Northern Europe. It’s tulip season in the Netherlands (left side of image), which lasts from mid-March to mid-May.

VIIRS Data Products

VIIRS is one sensor aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) satellite. NASA VIIRS land products are archived and distributed by the EOSDIS Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC).


NASA's data policy ensures that all NASA data are available fully, openly, and without restrictions. Here's what this means to you.

The EOSDIS Quarterly Update- Spring 2018 Newsletter is now online!

Find data set and data tool news, top stories, featured data images, webinars, data recipes, and data user profiles.

Dust Storm in the Persian Gulf

Image captured on 13 May 2018, by the MODIS instrument on board the Aqua satellite.

A spread of green

People and heat spread north into Arctic permafrost.

User Profile: Dr. Santiago Gassó

Who uses NASA Earth science data? Dr. Santiago Gassó, to study the concentration and global movement of dust.

In Memoriam: Dr. Roger Barry (1935 - 2018)

The cryosphere expert and University of Colorado Distinguished Professor of Geography was the founding director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

FLASH - A New Source for Global Lightning Data is Now Available

Provisional data from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are now available through NASA's GHRC DAAC and LANCE.

EOSDIS SIPS and their Role Ensuring Consistent Long-Term Global Observations of Atmospheric Ozone

The OMI and OMPS Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS) ensure that ozone data collected by instruments aboard the Aura and Suomi-NPP satellites reach global users.

Getting Ready for NISAR—and for Managing Big Data using the Commercial Cloud

The upcoming NISAR satellite mission is expected to add as much as 85 TB of data each day to the EOSDIS archive. The commercial cloud is being explored as a way to archive and disseminate this extremely high volume of data efficiently.

Tracking Ocean Currents from Space: A New Application of GRACE Data

A team of NASA and university scientists has developed a new way to use measurements from NASA's GRACE mission to track changes in Atlantic Ocean currents.

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