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True color bands are provided from VIIRS on both S-NPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS spacecraft.  These top-of-atmosphere products are generated from the emissive bands (M-bands) for wavelengths corresponding to Red, Green, and Blue and are provided in CoastWatch HDF and PNG daily composite mapped regions.  

File variable contents include the following and are compatible with the CoastWatch Utilities:

EV_BandM3

mW cm^-2 um^-1 sr^-1

EV_BandM4

mW cm^-2 um^-1 sr^-1

EV_BandM5

mW cm^-2 um^-1 sr^-1

latitude

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longitude

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KeyDescription
Platform/Sensor

Morning (1030): S-NPP / VIIRS

Measurement/Products

True color (ToA RGB)

Short Name

VIIRS_L3

Processing Level

Level-3

Spatial Coverage

CW Regions (high resolution) and global

Temporal Coverage

Near real-time + 3 days

Latency

Near real-time

Projection

Mercator / WGS84

Swath Width

~3060km

Temporal Repeat

Orbital 16 days

Orbital Period

101 Minutes

Orbit

Sun-synchronous, altitude 824km, inclination 98.74

Data Provider

Creator: NOAA STAR
Release Place: College Park, MD, USA

Keywords

NOAAVIIRS , ocean color, chlorophyll, reflectance, k490, kpar, CoastWatch