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Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)


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