Welcome to the NPP VIIRS Land Product Quality Assessment
The objective of the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) Land Product QA is to evaluate and document the science quality of products made from the remotely sensed data acquired using VIIRS. Results of quality assessment of samples of VIIRS Land products made at Land SIPS (Science Investigator Processing System) and IDPS (Interface Data Processing System) and results of evaluation of improvements to the VIIRS Land Science algorithms derived by analyzing the products made at Land SIPS using the new algorithms are placed on the web pages located at this site.
The Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite was launched on Oct. 28, 2011. Evaluation of products from the IDPS OPS (Operation System) algorithms, and the Land SIPS adjusted version of the IDPS OPS algorithms run at Land SIPS and of the science algorithm improvements are done at LDOPE (Land Data Operational Product Evaluation). Results from LDOPE's evaluation of the pre-launch version of the IDPS algorithms done using simulated or proxy MODIS data and the results from the science test of changes to algorithm done post-launch using on-orbit data are posted on the Algorithm Updates/Evaluation section of this web page. This web page is constantly evolving. For global browse images from immediate post-launch period please click on the Brows menu at the top of this page. Please direct your questions and comments to Sadashiva Devadiga.
For more information about the VIIRS Land products, validation, and product maturity status, visit: http://viirsland.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html