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Suomi NPP: Setting a New Standard for Global Climate Monitoring

On October 28, 2011, the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft lifted off from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California and began its scheduled five year mission as a new installment to the NASA fleet of Earth observing systems.  Now … Continue reading

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Observation of Winter Polar Phenomena With Suomi NPP

The advanced low light band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite is providing some really beautiful and informative new Earth imaging opportunities.  This “day-night” band detects light in a range of wavelengths from … Continue reading

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Rapid Cloud Masking for NPP VIIRS Imagery

Here in Exelis VIS Tech Support, we are often asked, “How do I remove the clouds from my imagery?” Unfortunately, when working with optical imagery, it is usually not possible to recover accurate information for the land surface under clouds. … Continue reading

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December Image of the Month: First look at NPP VIIRS data

Last week we got our first peek at data from the new Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the recently launched NPP satellite.  According to the NASA announcement, the NPP Team at the Space Science and Engineering Center, University … Continue reading

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A Brand Spanking New Satellite for Earth Observation

Last Friday, October 28, NASA successfully launched the much anticipated National Preparatory Project (NPP).  NPP is a sort of renaissance satellite, with 5 sensors expected to provide many types of data to many types of users.  Perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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