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Introduction to NCC DNB VIIRS imagery in AWIPS

Curtis Seaman and Dan Lindsey


This VISIT training session is an introduction to the Near Constant Contrast (NCC) Day/Night Band (DNB) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi/NPP satellite as displayed in AWIPS. The imagery is introduced, along with various applications and limitations to be aware of.

This training session is based on a VISIT satellite chat from 12/18/2015, it's a truncated version of the satellite chat. The full satellite chat may be viewed here. This training session ends at 22:12 on the satellite chat video, one may view the the satellite chat video after that time if you already viewed this training session video.


This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.

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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 Learn Center

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