VIIRS sea ice surface temperature swath data now available

Version 1 of the VIIRS/NPP Ice Surface Temperature 6-Min L2 Swath 750m (VNP30) data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC).

The VIIRS ice surface temperature algorithm has been specifically designed to be compatible with MODIS Terra and Aqua Version 6 sea ice data sets, to ensure continuity between the products and facilitate a climate-data record from the three sensors.

This data set is currently being generated by our data provider and delivered to NSIDC as the files become available. As such, data are available for limited dates in 2016 and 2017. Once processing is complete, the temporal coverage will span 1 January 2012 to present.

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS, flies on board the NASA Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite and acquires visible and infrared imagery and radiometric measurements of the land, atmosphere, cryosphere, and oceans.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/VIIRS/VNP30.001

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