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VIIRS/NPP Day/Night Band 6-Min L1B Swath SDR 750m NRT
Entry ID: VNP02DNB_NRT_1

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The VIIRS Level 1 and Level 2 swath products are generated from the processing of 6 minutes of VIIRS data acquired during the S-NPP satellite overpass. The Day/Night band (DNB) is a panchromatic channel covering the wavelengths from 500 nm to 900 nm, and sensitive to visible and near-infrared from daylight down to the low-level radiation observed at night.

The VIIRS DNB is much improved ...

The spatial resolution of the instrument at viewing nadir is approximately 750 m for the DNB and the Moderate-resolution Bands and and 375m for the Imagery bands. The DNB is aggregated to maintain nearly constant horizontal spatial resolution across the swath.

As the DNB is sensitive to nighttime radiation over the full lunar cycle, the incoming solar and lunar radiation must be properly modeled to calculate the reflectance. However, the DNB is sensitive to more sources of radiation than just the sun and moon.

file_naming_convention = VNP02DNB_NRT.AYYYYDDD.HHMM.CCC.nc

AYYYYDDD = Acquisition Year and Day of Year 
HHMM = Acquisition Hour and Minute
CCC = Collection number
nc = NetCDF5

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Description: NASA LANCE Near Real Time Data Product Information

Description: Direct access to data from MODAPS public ftp site.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: VCST Team
Dataset Title: VIIRS/NPP Day/Night Band 6-Min L1B Swath SDR 750m NRT
Dataset Release Date: 2017-07-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: MODAPS at NASA/GSFC
Dataset Publisher: LANCEMODIS
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/do...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2017-07-25T00:00:00.000Z
Quality This is a near real-time (NRT) product that has undergone expedited processing to make it available within 3 hours of observation time to meet the needs of the NRT applications community. NRT data are subject to geolocation errors or reprocessing. Usually the geolocationalerrors are minimal (less than 100 meters), however, there are situations, particularly before and after spacecraft maneuvers and during space weather events, when the difference can increase up to several kilometers.
Access Constraints No constraints but users need to be registered with the ESDIS User Registration system (https://urs.eosdis.nasa.gov/users/new) to download files via the FTP site.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE)Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
Data Center URL: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/firms

Data Center Personnel
Email: support at earthdata.nasa.gov
Phone: 301-867-2048
Email: kwo-fu.chiang at nasa.gov
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-08-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-07