NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Please Note:  

Update 7/10/2020: GOES-15 supplemental operations will begin on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 0000 UTC and continue through Thursday, September 3, 2020 1600 UTC. See notification for more details.

To view imagery from the operational GOES East (GOES-16) and GOES West (GOES-17) satellites, users may visit https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/.

Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)


Description:

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) has multi-band imaging capabilities to support the acquisition of high-resolution atmospheric imagery and generation of a variety of applied products including visible and infrared imaging of hurricanes and detection of fires, smoke, and atmospheric aerosols.

VIIRS provides operational and research users with:

  • Spectral coverage from 412 nm to 12 μm in 22 bands
  • Imagery at ~375 m nadir resolution in 5 bands
  • Moderate resolution (~750 m at nadir) radiometric quality data

Routine data products:

  • Cloud cover, cloud layers
  • Cloud and aerosol physical properties
  • Land & ocean biosphere properties, snow & ice
  • Sea Surface Temperature, Land & Ice Temperatures
  • Fire detection
  • Imagery