NASA’s Black Marble Product Suite: Validation Strategy

Abstract: NASA’s Black Marble nighttime lights product suite (VNP46) is available at 500m resolution since January 2012 with data fro the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band (DNB) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Platform (SNPP). The retrieval algorithm, developed and implemented for routine global processing at NASA’s Land Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS), utilizes all high-quality, cloud-free, atmospheric-terrain, vegetation, snow, lunar and stra…

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