NASA Suomi-NPP Atmosphere Team (Atmos Team)


The team is to transition its experience in generating operational products from NASA's Terra/Aqua sensors to the Suomi-NPP sensors to continue cloud, aerosol, and clear-sky atmosphere climate data records into the future. In moving towards this goal, several of our projects intend to use data from multiple S-NPP sensors. For example, cloud properties will be derived using a combination of VIIRS and CrIS data. CrIS supplies measurements in the broad 6.7-µm water vapor and 15-µm carbon dioxide absorption regions that are unavailable from VIIRS. For this reason, we are going to be paying close attention to the IR cal/val effort led by Dave Tobin (SSEC/UW-Madison).


Related Websites


  • Baun, Bryan A.; Menzel, W. P.; and Weisz, E.//Fusion of VIIRS and CrIS data to construct infrared (IR) absorption band radiances for VIIRS: Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. Version 1.0. Madison WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, 2017. UW SSEC Publication No.17.08.B1.

  • Elisabeth Weisz, Bryan A. Baum, W. Paul Menzel, Fusion of satellite-based imager and sounder data toconstruct supplementary high spatial resolution narrowband IR radiances, J. Appl. Remote Sens.11(3), 036022 (2017), doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.036022.