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13 September 2011 Assessment of NPP VIIRS ocean color data products: hope and risk
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For several years, the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NPP VIIRS Ocean Science Team (VOST) provided substantial scientific input to the NPP project regarding the use of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to create science quality ocean color data products. This work has culminated into an assessment of the NPP project and the VIIRS instrument's capability to produce science quality Ocean Color data products. The VOST concluded that many characteristics were similar to earlier instruments, including SeaWiFS or MODIS Aqua. Though instrument performance and calibration risks do exist, it was concluded that programmatic and algorithm issues dominate concerns.
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Kevin R. Turpie, Gerhard Meister, Gene Eplee, Robert A. Barnes, Bryan Franz, Frederick S. Patt, Wayne D. Robinson, and Charles R. McClain "Assessment of NPP VIIRS ocean color data products: hope and risk", Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI, 81530M (13 September 2011);

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