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


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 ISCCP products.


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Description: Atmospheric Science Data Center; Link to Home Page. International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Cloud Analysis (C1 and C2) Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center Data Set Document.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

 Min Altitude: SURFACE

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Rossow, W.B., Garder, L.C., Lu, P., and Walker, A.
Dataset Title: Global Data Base of Monthly Mean Cloud and Surface Properties
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: https://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/products/products.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-07-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 3-Hourly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]


Platform
GMS-1 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-1    [Information]
GMS-2 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-2    [Information]
GMS-3 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-3    [Information]
GOES-5 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 5    [Information]
GOES-6 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 6    [Information]
METEOSAT-2    [Information]
METEOSAT-3    [Information]
NOAA-8 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-8    [Information]


Instrument
VISSR >Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer    [Information]
VAS >VISSR Atmospheric Sounder    [Information]
MIR >Millimeter Imaging Radiometer    [Information]
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]
TOVS >TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder    [Information]


Project
ISCCP >International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
REASON >Research, Education, and Applications Solution Network    [Information]


Keywords
CLIMATOLOGY
IDN_NODE GSFC/NASA/GISS
SURFACE


Data Center
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. GEORGE TSELIOUDIS
Email: george.tselioudis at nasa.gov


Personnel
WILLIAM B. ROSSOW
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: wbrossow at gmail.com


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-11-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-13



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