Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite

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The earth at night, recorded by VIIRS

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is a sensor designed and manufactured by the Raytheon Company on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership weather satellite.[1] VIIRS is a scanning radiometer which collects imagery and radiometric measurements of the land, atmosphere, cryosphere, and oceans in the visible and infrared bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/viirs/
  2. ^ National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) | http://npp.gsfc.nasa.gov/viirs.html

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