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Global Data Base of Monthly Mean Cloud and Surface Properties
Entry ID: ISCCPC1

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Summary
Abstract: Global monthly means were obtained from ISCCP C1 data, which is
available every 3 hours at 2.5 degree equal area spatial resolution.
The monthly mean maps were replicated to a 2.5 degree square grid (144
longitude boxes by 72 latitude boxes). Monthly means are provided for
Cloud Amount (CLDAMT), Cloud Top Temperature (CLDTMP), Cloud Top Pressure
(CLDPRS), Cloud Optical Thickness (OPTTHK), Surface Temperature
(SRFTMP), and Surface Reflectance (SRFRFL).
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Description: Access Data set ISCCP_C1_NAT from the Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: SURFACE

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rossow, W.B., Garder, L.C., Lu, P., and Walker, A.
Dataset Title: Global Data Base of Monthly Mean Cloud and Surface Properties
Online Resource: http://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-07-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 Degrees
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 Degrees
Temporal Resolution: 3-Hourly
Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: C1CLDAMT MMMYY
Dataset ID: C1CLDPRS MMMYY
Dataset ID: C1CLDTMP MMMYY
Dataset ID: C1OPTTHK MMMYY
Dataset ID: C1SRFRFL MMMYY
Dataset ID: C1SRFTMP MMMYY

Data Center Personnel
Name: WILLIAM B. ROSSOW
Email: wbrossow at ccny.cuny.edu
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: wbrossow at ccny.cuny.edu
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
Publications/References
Rossow, W.B., Garder, L.C., Lu, P., and Walker, A., ISCCP
Documentation of Cloud Data, WMO/TD-no. 266, 1988.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-08-26

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