SatFC-J: The VIIRS Day/Night Band

SatFC-J: The VIIRS Day/Night Band
  • State the capabilities, benefits, and limitations of nighttime visible sensing
  • Describe the utility of the Day/Night Band (DNB), highlighting atmospheric features during night time as compared to conventional infrared bands
  • Describe the derived Near-Constant Contrast (NCC) product
  • Describe how the DNB imagery is dependent on the lunar cycle (emitted light versus reflected light)
  • Identify some key features that can be seen during no-moon, half-moon, and full-moon illumination conditions