Topic: Suomi NPP VIIRS DNB Night Time Image Quality not optimal

Date/Time Issued:M-B January 22, 2020 1955Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Suomi NPP VIIRS DNB Night Time Image

Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 08, 2020 2022Z

Date/Time of Expected End: TBD

Length of Event:M-B TBD

Details/Specifics of Change:M-B

There has been increased striping for the Suomi NPP VIIRS DNB at high scan angles (beginning and end of the swath) since January 8, 2020 after a flight software update. The VIIRS SDR team is working with JPSS flight to resolve this issue.M-B Further updates will be provided as conditions change.


This artifact is not related to the recent VIIRS solar vector anomaly which has been resolved on January 17, 2020.


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Product Outage/Anomaly: Suomi NPP VIIRS DNB Night Time Image Quality not optimal, Issued: January 22, 2020M-B 1955Z