International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D1 3-Hourly Cloud Products - Revised Algorithm in Hierarchical Data Format
Entry ID: ISCCP_D1

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Abstract: The ISCCP_D1 data set contains 3-hourly, 280 KM equal-area grid data from various polar and geostationary satellites. The Gridded Cloud Product contents are spatial averages of DX quantities and statistical summaries, including properties of cloud types. Satellites are merged into a global grid. Atmosphere and surface properties from TOVS are appended.

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

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-07-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 3 Hour
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: ISCCP_D1

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Email: wbrossow at
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
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Rossow, W.B., A. Walker, D. Beuschel and M. Roiter, 1996: International
Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Documentation of New Cloud Datasets,
World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, 115 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07
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