Articles tagged "viirs"

night view 2012

New satellite views of Earth by night

The Earth never sleeps. The night is nowhere near as dark as most of us think. In fact, Earth is never really dark; it twinkles with lights from humans and nature. Away from human settlements, light still shines - wildfires and volcanoes rage, oil and gas wells burn

December 06, 2012


The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) acquired its first measurements

The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the United States’ newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on November 21, 2011. VIIRS collects radiometric imagery in visible and infrared wavelengths of the Earth's land,

November 23, 2011

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NASA to launch weather-climate satellite Oct 27

A satellite that aims to help weather forecasters predict extreme storms and offer scientists a better view of climate change is being readied for launch this month.  The 1.5 billion dollar National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory

October 13, 2011