ESDS Program



NASA's Land Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) is responsible for processing, reprocessing, production and general assessment of the Suomi NPP Science Team standard and experimental Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Land Products. The science measurements may include land cover, snow cover, vegetation properties, hydrological properties, temperature, reflectance, albedo, and fire. The Suomi NPP Land SIPS will process level 0 data into level 1, level 2, and global gridded level 3 Land Products using scientific algorithm software developed by the Suomi NPP Science Team's Land Discipline Group. Land SIPS will deliver all data products along with the scientific algorithm software, associated metadata, and documentation to NASA's Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System Distributed Active Archive Center (LAADS DAAC), National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC), and Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC). Land SIPS will acquire near real-time algorithms for selected products and process and deliver these products, within three hours, for distribution through NASA's Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system.

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