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Earthdata Article highlights importance of VIIRS Instruments

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-04-08
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Transitioning from MODIS to VIIRS to ensure data product continuity. Image Credit: NASA ESDIS Outreach Team.

While both NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have performed well beyond their predicted life expectancies, their retirement is on the horizon. Read all about how NASA and NOAA Scientists are ensuring product continuity by planning the transition to Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instruments aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) and NOAA-20 satellites in the Earthdata article VIIRS Instruments Become More Essential as Terra and Aqua drift from their Traditional Orbits. 

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