Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) Land SIPS
Suomi-NPP Land SIPS
The NASA Suomi-NPP Land SIPS is responsible for processing, reprocessing, production and general assessment of the Suomi-NPP Science Team standard and experimental Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Land Products. The science measurements may include land cover, snow cover, vegetation properties, hydrological properties, temperature, reflectance, albedo, and fire. The Suomi-NPP Land SIPS will process Level 0 data into Level 1, Level 2, and global gridded Level 3 Land Products using scientific algorithm software developed by the Suomi-NPP Science Team's Land Discipline Group. The Suomi-NPP Land SIPS will deliver all data products along with the scientific algorithm software, associated metadata, and documentation to the Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) DAAC, and the Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC). The Suomi-NPP Land SIPS will acquire near real-time algorithms for selected products and process and deliver these products, within three hours, for distribution through the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system.
The Suomi-NPP Land SIPS will also support the Suomi-NPP Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) group with processing and reprocessing of the selected VIIRS higher-level data products for use in continuing the CERES climate data record and for use in real-time processing.
Alfreda Hall, NASA Official
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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2017 at 11:22 AM EDT