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Surface Reflectance – Polar Orbiter CDR

Configuration Item ID: 01B-20a

The Surface Reflectance – Polar Orbiter Climate Data Record (CDR) contains gridded daily surface reflectance and brightness temperatures derived from both the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensors onboard NOAA polar orbiting satellites. Surface reflectance from AVHRR channels 1 and 2 (at 630 and 865 nm) and VIIRS channels I1, I2, and I3 (at 640, 865, and 1610 nm) are central to this NOAA CDR. The AVHRR dataset spans from 1981 to 2013 and the VIIRS dataset spans from 2014 to 10 days before the present. Output is generated daily on a 0.05° by 0.05° grid.

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Principal Investigator

Eric Vermote, NASA GSFC


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