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Uses of VIIRS Imagery


Scott Lindstrom



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This short lesson details ways in which VIIRS data can complement the better temporal resolution of GOES-R Series data. Specifically, it discussed how Day Night Band imagery can be used to find low-level circulation centers at night, how Moonglint can aid in wind analyses, how near-infrared data can help with river flooding estimates. Fog Detection and Fire Detection are also discussed.

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learning Center.

  1. Web-based video


  2. MP4 video


  3. YouTube video:


References/Additional Links

  • Talking points are available for this lesson and may be printed out to easily review the session in detail at any time.
This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Scott Lindstrom

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