Minimize Cosmetic Fill

The cosmetic filling process fills pixel values with cosmetic values where they are missing (either through the re-gridding process or through missing or invalid data in the Level-0 product). It uses primarily adjacent pixels in the along track direction, or if missing, in the across track direction.

The following figure defines, on the image grid, a cosmetically filled pixel and an orphan pixel (see Re-Gridding)

Description of Cosmetically Filled Pixels

 

Logical Flow of the Cosmetic Fill Process