Global Planetary Albedo Climatology in netCDF Format
Entry ID: JISAO_PLANETARY_ALBEDO

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Summary
Abstract: The University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of the
Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) offers an annual mean planetary albedo
climatology derived from shortwave measurements for the period June
1974 to February 1978 taken by the TIROS-N satellite(s). Analyses of
this data for the tropical Pacific and Atlantic are provided in
Mitchell and Wallace (1992, J. Climate, 5, 1140-1156).

This data may be freely downloaded from the JISAO WWW site.
Link to: http://jisao.washington.edu/data_sets/albedo/index.html

[Summary Adapted from the JISAO Homepage]
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
Dataset Title: Global Planetary Albedo Climatology in netCDF Format
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Dataset Publisher: Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
Online Resource: http://jisao.washington.edu/data_sets/albedo/index.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1974-06-01
Stop Date: 1978-02-28
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2 degree
Temporal Resolution: 1 month
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 0.4 Mb
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Mitchell, T. P. and J. M. Wallace (1992), On the annual cycle in equatorial convection and sea surface temperature, J. Climate, 5, 1140-1156
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04
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