23 November 2011

First True Color VIIRS Image from NPP

Posted by Dan Satterfield

NASA released the first image taken with the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer on the new NPP satellite today. It was taken yesterday (Nov 21,2011), and for those who have never been to the Bahamas, the water there is really that blue! NPP promises to deliver some great science in the coming years, and will play a big role in improving our knowledge of forecasting and climate.

from NASA- NPP satellite. Click for a high res look.

Below is the full res picture. Warning, it’s huge but well worth clicking on to see all the ones and zeroes..