VIIRS Climate Raw Data Record (C-RDR) from Suomi NPP, Version 1

browse graphicImage of Suomi NPP satellite
The Suomi NPP Climate Raw Data Record (C-RDR) developed at the NOAA NCDC is an intermediate product processing level (NOAA Level 1b) between a Raw Data Record (RDR) and a Sensor Data Record (SDR). The C-RDR is intended to simplify access to the raw data for the purpose of reprocessing using calibration and geolocation methods. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) C-RDR has raw VIIRS measurements collected into time series variables, accompanied by the coefficients and tables needed to convert them to science units and calibrate them. Where applicable, metadata in this file follows the Climate and Forecast (CF) Conventions and Attribute Convention for Dataset Discovery (ACDD). Metadata attributes from the native Suomi NPP RDR and SDR file types are also included. These files have been compared with those generated using JPSS Application Development Library (ADL) applications. Product documentation and software are available for the dataset.

Users must cite this dataset as: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.(2013): VIIRS Climate Raw Data Record (C-RDR) from Suomi NPP, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V57P8W90 [access date].

Online Access
Distribution Formats
  • netCDF-4  (Version: 4)
DistributorDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset  Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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Dataset  Point of Contact Jim Biard
Research Scholar
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
+1 828-271-4800
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Documentation links not available.
Publisher
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originator
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Date(s)
  • publication: 2013-10-24
Edition:Version 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital image
Dataset Progress Status On Going
Data Update Frequency: Continual
Purpose:The C-RDR is intended to simplify access to the Suomi NPP RDR for the purpose of reprocessing using calibration and geolocation methods, making the raw measurements easily accessible for convenience and processing.
Time Period:2013-10-24  to  Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: -90.0
S: 90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > AIRSPEED/GROUND SPEED
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > DATA SYNCHRONIZATION TIME
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ORBITAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > VIEWING GEOMETRY
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS > ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS > PHASE AND AMPLITUDE
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS > THERMAL PROPERTIES
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS > TOTAL TEMPERATURE
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS > VIEWING GEOMETRY
  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords
  • SUOMI-NPP > Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
Instrument keywords
  • VIIRS > Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite
Place keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Project keywords
  • Climate Raw Data Record (C-RDR)
  • Climate Data Record (CDR)
  • Fundamental Climate Data Record (FCDR)
Use Constraints
  • Users must cite this dataset as: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.(2013): VIIRS Climate Raw Data Record (C-RDR) from Suomi NPP, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V57P8W90 [access date].
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • Electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage StatementThe data were produced by and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • A C-RDR is an intermediate step between a Raw Data Record and a Sensor Data Record. Raw measurements were collected into time series variables, accompanied by the coefficients and tables needed to convert them to science units and calibrate them. It is equivalent to NOAA Level 1b data processing level.
  • NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Processing Environment Software developed using the JPSS Application Development Library (ADL). Linux 64 bit.
Source Datasets
  • Suomi NPP VIIRS Science Raw Data Record (RDR)

Last Modified: 2015-10-29

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