Category Archives: VIIRS

NOAA-21 Designated as the Secondary JPSS Satellite

Per NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO), the last requirement was fulfilled to declare NOAA-21 operational and as the secondary satellite of the JPSS constellation. As of 3 November 2023, the three existing JPSS satellites are now designated … Continue reading

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Bolivia Fires

Over the past week, fires were raging in the country of Bolivia. Numerous fires were observed by the GOES-16 geostationary satellite, and were spotted across the country. The largest fires were seen in central Bolivia, specifically located northwest of the … Continue reading

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NOAA-21 VIIRS NCC Imagery Available in AWIPS via SBN

This summer 2023, NOAA-21 VIIRS Near-Constant Contrast (NCC) imagery has become available for National Weather Service (NWS) users to access in the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System – II (AWIPS-II) via the Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN). With the addition of … Continue reading

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When can users expect JPSS Data over CONUS?

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) constellation consists of 5 satellites: SNPP, NOAA-20, NOAA-21, and the upcoming JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 satellites that will launch within the next decade. Focusing on the three active satellites, the current JPSS orbital configuration has … Continue reading

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The VIIRS Flood Map Product

Need a new satellite product to observe flooding? Look no further than the VIIRS Flood Map product. The VIIRS Flood Map calculates the flood extent of a 375-m pixel (i.e., known as the floodwater fraction percentage from 0 to 100%, … Continue reading

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