VIIRS NASA Land Product Validation

VIIRS Product Validation Status

Select a product from the left panel to view specific product status information.

The Land group of the NASA NPP Science Team determined a year into the mission that the VIIRS is an instrument suitable for continuing and further developing the land science currently undertaken using MODIS, and in some aspects provides an improvement over the MODIS instrument capability.

Product validation is an important part of the MODIS Land Team activity, is required for the VIIRS Land EDR's and is required for the Land Science Products. Many of these teams have a validation experience-base that evolved from the MODIS Land Team and the global land community.

The products listed on the left have documented validation efforts and have achieved at least validation stage 1.