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L2 WATVP (Water Vapor) DOI Reference

Data Object Identifier System

Dataset Short Name:
WATVP_L2_VIIRS_SNPP  (VIIRS Instrument / SNPP Platform)

Dataset Long Name:
Continuity VIIRS/SNPP Level-2 (L2) Water Vapor Product

Other Information:
Swath, 750 m resolution
Six minute time-period granules
Format: NetCDF4 files


VIIRS  (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite)

Product Description:
The Level-2 Continuity Atmospheric Water Vapor Product (WATVP_L2) provides full global coverage of aerosol properties from the Water Vapor (WV) algorithm. The WV algorithm covers the entire Earth. Results are provided on a 750 x 750 m pixel scale (750 m at nadir). Each product file covers a six-minute time interval. Product files are stored in NetCDF4 format.

Production Frequency:
VIIRS: 240 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global, in 6 minute granules

Spatial Resolution:
750 x 750 m at nadir

File Size:
80 MB

Related Links:
(Atmosphere Imager Continuity Water Vapor Product)

Data Authors:
Water Vapor Team:  Eva Borbas (PI), Zhenglong Li, Paul Menzel, Bruce Flynn

Dataset Originator/Creator:
Atmosphere Science / Water Vapor Team
Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS)


When using Version 1.0 Data:   (File Version 001) 
(To determine the Collection version of the data you used or are using, look at the NetCDF4 filename. If there is a ".001." field in the NetCDF4 filename, then it's Version 1.0 data.)

Dataset DOI:   (Data Object Identifier) (VIIRS)


Citation:   (We kindly request that you cite the use of any Version 1.0 Continuity Atmosphere Aerosol Deep Blue data in a publication using the following wording.)

Borbas, E., Z. Li, P. Menzel, B. Flynn, 2019. Continuity Atmosphere L2 VIIRS Water Vapor (WATVP_L2_VIIRS_SNPP), SIPS Processing System, University of Wisconsin, [doi:10.5067/VIIRS/WATVP_L2_VIIRS_SNPP.001; doi:10.5067/VIIRS/WATVP_L2_VIIRS_SNPP.001]