NPP Land Post-Launch Science Test

VIIRS Land Post-Launch Science Test
Test Description and Status

This web page lists the various major science tests that have been performed or are planned for evaluation of the operational NPP algorithms using on-orbit VIIRS data. Three types of science tests are performed at Land PEATE

  • Integration Test of IDPS OPS Algorithms (OPS: Mx versions): Every Algorithm versions put into operation at IDPS are integrated and baselined for operation at Land PEATE are tested through a science test generating global data before put into operation at Land PEATE in AS 3001. Test results are verified to confirm that Land PEATE can reproduce IDPS results.
  • Testing of Improvement to IDPS algorithms (LPA): IDPS Algorithm with changes implementing NASA science teams recommendations are tested and results verified through science tests generating dataset covering sufficiently large spatial and temporal extent. These algorithms (Land PEATE Adjusted) after verification and approval are put into operation in AS 3002.
  • Testing Science Team Algorithms (SCI): New science algorithm developed by NASA science team to generate improved products or new products are tested and verified. These algorithms after approval could be put into production in AS 3001 or 3002.

The following table identifies the various major science tests that have been performed or are planned as part of the evaluation of the NPP algorithms post-launch. Additional information such as individual test objective, the PGE Versions used can be obtained for the major tests that have been completed or are in progress by clicking on the Test name. The products from these science tests are made available to the NPP land science teams and LDOPE through a password protected ftp site lpeate.nascom.nasa.gov. For user name and password please contact Gang Ye or Sadashiva Devadiga.

Updated: 12/05/2014


Test NameTest IDAS#PGE VersionsTest PeriodRun StatusEvaluation Status
Comparison of IDPS CMIP vs C11 using Mx85 CMIP algorithm Test 89 3149
3001
PGE303 P2.4.1 2014330 2014-12-05 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
AOT DustModel Test Test 88 3148
3147
  2012241 2014-12-01 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
NPP DR7723 LSR/AOT baseline test Test 87 3146
3001
  2014138 2014-11-04 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
New snow test for AOTIP by NOAA-STAR Test 86 1101 (lpeate)
1100 (lpeate)
  2014138 2014-10-17 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
Mx8.6 Factory Bench test Test 85 1109 (lpeate)
1110 (lpeate)
  2014264-266 2014-10-23 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
MX8.5 check out test Test 84 1146 (lpeate)
3000
  2014255 2014-09-29 On going
GB/DIFF/APU

APU from full resolution
Repeat Mx84 checkout - SUT and LST Test 83 1146 (lpeate)
3000
  2014178/220 2014-09-12 On going
GB/DIFF/APU (220)

GB/DIFF/APU (178)
Corrected VDNE Test 82 1146 (lpeate)
3000/3001
PGE302 P2.4.0 2014220 2014-08-25 On going
GB (AS1146 vs AS3000

GB (AS1146 vs AS3001
QST/QSTLWM test3 Test 81
  2013001 2014-08-16 On going
GB
VDNE Global Campaign Test 80 3144
PGE302 P2.3.2.3 2012019 - 2014181 2014-07-14 Images are posted on NPP Global Browse page under C11.
Mx8.5 factory test Test 79 1100 (lpeate)
3001
  2014183 2014-07-22 On going
GB

GB
MX8.4 checkout test Test 78 1146
on lpeate

3000
All L1/L2 PGEs 2014178 2014-07-10 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
MX8.3 L1B checkout test Test 77 1146
on lpeate

3000
L1B PGEs 2014140 2014-06-26 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
VDNE Campaign Test 76 3144
PGE302 P2.3.2.3 2012019 - 2014019 2014-06-13 On going
GB
Repeat of 16-day VI science test with fixes Test 75 3145
3002/3110/C5
PGE363 V2.3.1 2013281-297 2014-06-10 On going
GB (AS3145 vs 3002)
GB (AS3145 vs 3110)
GB (AS3145 vs Aqua C5)
QST/QSTLWM Seed File Check Test 74 3143
3001/3000
All 2014143 2014-06-09 On going
GB (AS3143 vs AS3000)
GB (AS3143 vs AS3001)
16-day VI science test Test 73 3142
3002/3110/C5
PGE363 V2.3.1 2013281-297 2014-05-29 Failed, will be repeated
GB (AS3142 vs 3002)
GB (AS3142 vs 3110)
GB (AS3142 vs Aqua C5)
Mx8.4 Test 72 2000 on lpeate
3000
All PGEs 2014129-130 2014-05-19 On going
GB (AS2000 vs AS3000)

GB (AS2000 vs AS3001)
Stray light correction: 8-day global test Test 71 3138/3139/3140/3141
PGE302 2013246-254 2014-05-02 On going
GB
MX8.3 checkout Test 70 1164
on lpeate

3000
L1/L2 PGEs 2014094 2014-04-22 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
1164
on lpeate

3001
L2G PGEs 2014-05-22 On going
GB
Straylight Correction Test 69 1165
on lpeate

3000
PGE302 2013246 2014-04-18 On going
GB AS1166 vs AS3100
GB AS1166 vs AS1165
GB AS1165 vs AS3000
Straylight Scaling Checks Test 68 3136
3100
PGE302 2013246 2014-04-08 On going
GB
3137
3100
2013246 On going
GB
3137
3000
2013246 On going
GB
Mx83 Build Factory Test Test 67 2000
lpeate

3000
  2014065/066 2014-03-26 On going
GB
8-day LSR using L2G-lite as input for C11 reprocessing Test 66 3135
3131
PGE362 2013017-033
2013193-209
2014-03-11 On going
GB
Evaluation of new QST/QSTLWM Test 65       2014-02-25 On going
GB
Repeat of C1 Reprocessing Test for Summer Period Test 64
See Test Plan 2013193-209 2014-02-21 On going
GB
Evaluation of new LST Coefficient LUT for Mx8 Test 63 3134
3133
PGE316 See test Plan 2014-02-11 On going
GB/DIFF/APU
3134
5
On going
GB
NPP Daily Fire DDR Test Test 62 On lpeate11166 PGE361/PGE343/PGE342 2013241,246 2014-01-27 On going
GB
PGE356 Test Test 61 3132
  2013120 2014-01-17 On going
GB
C1 Reprocessing Test Test 60 3131
3002
See Test Plan 2013017-033
2013193-209
2014-02-11 On going
GB
Seed File Check Test 59 3130
3000
PGE396/398 2013246 2013-12-30 On going
GB
3129
3000
2013017 On going
GB
C1 changes to AOTIP (Chain test of SR-IP and VI using the new AOT-IP) Test 58 On lpeate1 1166
3000/1165
PGE383 v2.3.1 2013246 2013-12-26 On going
GB(AS1166 vs AS3000

GB(AS1166 vs AS1165
Tst for a bug fix in AOTIP IDPS code Test 57 On lpeate1 1166
1165
PGE383 v2.3.1 2013246 2013-12-03 On going
GB
Test LST from Mx72 with Mx8 Coefficients Test 56 On lpeate1 1166
3000
PGE316 2013324 2013-11-26 On going
GB/DIFF
3001
3000
On going
GB
CCR PGE311/356 Test Test 55 3128
3127
PGE311 2013266 2013-11-25 On going
GB
Test 54 On lpeate1 1166
3000
PGE311 2013246 2013-11-20 On going
GB
MX8 Test Test 53 On lpeate1 2000
3000
  2013260-261 2013-11-05 On going
GB
Day/Night L1 Coarse Test Test 52 On lpeate1 pub/coarse   2013201 onward On going On going
GB
Mx72 Test Test 51 1166
1165
PGE311, PGE356, PGE313 2013246 2013-10-29 On going
GB
1165
3000
  2013-10-15 On going
GB
8-day Fire Test Test 50 3126 PGE361 2013265-273 2013-10-25 On going
GB
CCR-1078 - downstream 17-day GIP Test Test 48 3102   2013222/239 2013-09-23 On going
GB
Seed File Evaluation - C1 reprocessing
Day1   Day2
Test 47 3121
3122

3123
3124
See Doc. 2013017/246 2013-10-04 On going
GB(AS3123 vs AS3124)
GB(AS3121 vs AS3122)
16-day VI/BRDF Test Test 49 3120
3002


3119
3001
PGE363/364 2013209-217 2013-10-09 On going
GB (AS3120 vs AS3002)
GB (AS3119 vs AS3001)
Test 46 3120
3002


3119
3001
PGE363/364 2013209-233 2013-09-20 On going
GB (AS3120 vs AS3002)
GB (AS3119 vs AS3001)
DNB Stray Light Correction Test Test 45     2013244-254 On going On going
GB
Quality Comparison of Seed Files Test 44       2013-09-17 On going
GB
Mx7 One-day Orbit Test Test 43 ???   2013200, 235 On going On going
GB
n-day DDR Test Test 42 3118
3002




3117
3001
See doc. 2013209/217 2013-08-23 On going
GB (AS3118 vs AS3002)

GB (AS3118 vs MODIS Aqua)

GB (AS3117 vs AS3001)

GB (AS3117 vs MODIS Aqua)
PGE364 16-day BRDF Test Test 41 3118
3002
3117
3001
PGE364 2013209 2013-08-14 On going
GB (AS3118 vs AS3002)

GB (AS3117 vs AS3001)
PGE333 Test Test 39 1400 PGE333 2013129-145 2013-07-23 On going
GB
PGE302 Test Test 37 1401 PGE302 2013186 2013-07-22 On going
GB (AS1401 vs AS300)
GB (AS3001 vs AS300)
PGE342 Day/Night Band Test Test 40 3116 PGE342 C2.2.7 See Doc. 2013-08-13 On going
GB
Test 38 1164 PGE342 2013161 2013-07-22 on going
GB
Test 35 1164 PGE342 C2.2.7 2013161 2013-06-25 Failed
Geolocation error in products, fix the code an re-run.
GB
NPP LPA PGE313 Test Test 36 3115
3001
LPA PGE313 P2.2.2.2 2013178 2013-07-08 On going
GB
Test 34 1162
3000
LPA PGE313 P2.2.2.3 2012225 2012-06-25 On going
GB
Test 33 3114
3001/3002
LPA PGE313 P2.2.2.2 2013149 2012-06-10 On going
GB (AS3114 vs AS3001)
GB (AS3114 vs AS3002)
NPP Surface Type Test Test 32 3112
3000
PGE349 P2.2.1 OPS 2013102 2013-05-26 On going
GB
NPP Maneuver Checkout Test Test 31 3110 See Doc See Doc 2013-05-28 On going
GB
NPP L1B Calibration Test Test 30 3100
3001
  2012020-027, 2012140-147, 2012260-267, 2013015-022 2013-05-04 On going
GB
LPA PGE311 Series Test 29 3109
3107
LPA PGE311 vP2.2.2.4 vs OPS PGE311 P2.2.2.2 2013102 2013-05-04 On going
GB
3108
3107
LPA PGE311 vP2.2.2.3 vs OPS PGE311 P2.2.2.2 2013-05-04 On going
GB
NPP PGE301 Data Hiding Test Test 28 3104
3103
PGE301 vP2.2.2 2012328 2013-04-23 On going
GB
NPP TC DNB Test Test 27-2 3106
3001
PGE302 v2.2.7 2013102 2013-04-25 On going
GB
Test 27 3105
3001
PGE302 v2.2.5.2 2013102 2013-04-23 On going
GB
GIP Checkout Test
Doc1  Doc2  Doc3
Test 26 3102
3001
    2013-05-04 On going
GB
V008a Geo LUTS Test Test 25 3013
3000
  2013033-049 2013-03-07 On going
GB
Seed File Checkout Test Test 24 3102
3000
  2013001-004, 2013031-034 2013-02-28 On going
GB
Performance Test Test 23 3101
3100
  2012365-2013002 2013-01-23 On going
GB
IDPS MX6.4 Fatory Gridding Test Test 22     2012259 2013-01-04 On going
GB
L2 Fire DDR Test 21 1164
3001
PGE332 2012225 2012-12-27 On going
GB
Ice Bridge Campaign Test 20 1001
1000
  2012065-2012135 2013-01-07 On going
GB
Mx6.3 Test Test 19 1167
3000
  2012313 2012-11-19 On going
GB
Snow/Ice GIP Seed Files Validation Test Test 18 1157
3000
  2012267 2012-11-05 On going
GB
IDPS Gridding Test Test 17 2000
2001
  2012291 2012-11-01 On going
GB
PGE319/BRDF Test
(DR4882)
Test 16 1110
1109
PGE319 2012222-238 2012-11-01 On going
GTB/APU (n-day only)
LSR PGE311 Test
(DR4488)
Test 15 1158
1156
  2012267 2012-10-24 On going
GB
LPA Mx6.2 Integration Test Test 14 1162
1164
  2012225 2012-10-15 On going
GB
Mx6.2 Integration Test Test 13 1164
1163
  2012225 2012-09-17 On going
GB
PGE302 Bounding Test Test 12 1158/1156
3000
PGE302 2012121 2012-07-08 On going
GB(AS1158 vs AS3000)
GB(AS1156 vs AS3000)
PGE311 DR Support Test Test 11 1162
1161
PGE311 2012055 2012-07-10 On going
GB(AS1162 vs AS1161)
GB(AS1161 vs AS3000)
AOTIP Chain Test Test 10 1155
3000
PGE383 2012055 2012-04-21 On going
GB
One-day AOTIP Test Test 9 1151
3000
PGE383 2012036 2012-04-18 On going
GB
LST Test Test 8 1151
3000
PGE316 2012036 2012-04-18 On going
GB
AOT Chain Test Test 7 1155
3000/3001
See Test Doc. 2012058 2012-03-21 On going
GB(AS1155 vs AS3000)
GB(AS1155 vs AS3001)
LPA PGE311 Test Test 6 1154
3000/1153
See Test Doc. 2012036 2012-03-06 On going
GB(AS1154 vs AS3000)
AOT Test Test 5 1153
3000/3001
PGE383 2.1.5 2012036 2012-03-02 On going
GB(AS1153 vs AS3000)
GB(AS1153 vs AS3001)
PGE311 Test Test 4 1152/1153
3000/3001
See Test Doc. 2012026 2012-02-22 On going
GB(AS1153 vs AS1152)
GB(AS1152 vs AS3002)
Mx5.2 One-day Global Test Test 3 1151
3000
  2012036 2012-02-22 On going
GB(Test vs AS3000)
VI Test Test 2 1151/1152
3000/3001
  2011328, 2011347 2012-02-14 On going
GB
Mx5.1 One-day Global Test Test 1 1152
3000/3001
See Test Doc. 2011347 2012-01-04 On going
GB(Test vs AS3000)
GB(Test vs AS3001)


KEY:

Test run on lpeate Completed on the date In progress - start date Image Completed, Evaluation on going
Test Data Archive Set # | Baseline Data Archive Set #
GB: Global Browse | GTB: Golden Tile Browse | DIFF: Data Set Difference Browse| APU | KI: Know Issues | TS: Time Series