VAP : Minnis Cloud Products Using Visst Algorithm (VISST)

Instrument Categories
Cloud Properties, Satellite Observations

General Overview

Satellite based retrievals of cloud and radiation properties are available in this value-added product provided by Pat Minnis' group at NASA/Langley using the VISST (Visible Infrared Solar-Infrared Split Window Technique) algorithm. These datastreams are both pixel-level (4-km) retrievals and averages on a 0.3 or 0.5 degree latitude-longitude grid and replace earlier satellite-based retrievals on the Layered Bispectral Threshold Method (LBTM). For more details, see the External Data Center web page.

Output Products

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

Locations

 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location
Southern Great Plains
SGPX1 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others)
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPX1 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others) retired
TWPX10 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others) from Manus, TWP retired
TWPX20 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others) from Nauru, TWP retired
TWPX30 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others) from Darwin, TWP retired
ARM Mobile Facility
HFEX1 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others) retired
PYEX1 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others) retired

Contact(s)

Lynn Ma
Brookhaven National Laboratory
(631) 344-3813
malynn@bnl.gov

Shaocheng Xie
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Translator
(925) 422-6023
xie2@llnl.gov

Richard Wagener
Brookhaven National Laboratory
associate
(631) 344-5886
wagener@bnl.gov

Mandana Khaiyer
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
external
(757) 951-1651
mandana.m.khaiyer@nasa.gov