Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Monthly Gridded Cloud Averages (ISCCP-D2like-Day/Nit) Data Set
Entry ID: ISCCP-D2like-day-nit_placeholder

[ Get Data ]
[ Update this Record ]

Summary
Abstract: [Source: NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center, http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/GUIDE/dataset_documents/cer_isccp-d2like.html ]

The Monthly Gridded Cloud Averages (ISCCP-D2like-day/nit), archival data product contains 3-hourly (GMT based) monthly and monthly 1° gridded regional mean cloud properties as a function of 18 cloud types, similar to the ISCCP D2 product, where the cloud properties are stratified by pressure, optical depth and phase. There is a dataset for Terra-MODIS and Aqua-MODIS as well as a day and nighttime dataset. The retrievals and therefore the quality are different for each dataset. For the MODIS based ISCCP D2-like products the cloud amounts for 42 cloud types, similar to the ISCCP D1 product, is also available. Input to the Subsystem is the Single Scanner Footprint TOA/Surface Fluxes and Clouds (SSF) archival data product. Each ISCCP-D2like covers a single month, using the SSF based on the CERES instrument, which is in cross-track scan mode. The science data are Scientific Data Sets (SDSs) with multiple records. Each record contains spatially averaged data for an individual region. The following tables are helpful in recognizing the structure of the HDF output.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access the ISCCP-D2like-Day/Nit data products.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Bruce A. Wielicki (Principal Investigator)
Dataset Title: Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Monthly Gridded Cloud Averages (ISCCP-D2like-Day/Nit) Data Set Abstract
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, Virginia, USA
Online Resource: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/GUIDE/dataset_documents/cer_isccp-d2lik...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Stop Date: 2007-08-31

Start Date: 2002-07-01
Stop Date: 2007-08-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Temporal Resolution: Monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD EMISSIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


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


Quality
Please See Dataset Homepage:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/PRODOCS/ceres/level3_isccp-d2like_table...


Keywords
Cloud Fraction
Effective Pressure
Effective Temperature
Particle size (liq radius, ice diameter)
Infrared Emissivity


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NASA/ASDC


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: ISCCP-D2like-Day/Nit

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
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


Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: ISCCP-D2like-Day/Nit

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: No Fee


Personnel
DAVID R. DOELLING
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: David.R.Doelling at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 420
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


BRUCE, DR. A. WIELICKI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (757) 864-5683
Fax: (757) 864-7996
Email: Bruce.A.Wielicki at nasa.gov


ASDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
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


SCOTT A. RITZ
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
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Baum, B. A.; Welch, R. M.; Minnis, P.; Stowe, L. L.; Coakley, J. A., Jr.; Titlow, J.; Tovinkere, V.; Heck, P. W.; Trepte, Q.; Doelling, D. R.; Mayor, S.; Berendes, T.; Han, Q.; Christopher, S. A.; Kuo, K.-S.; Penaloza, M.; Logar, A.; and Davis, P.: Imager Clear-Sky Determination and Cloud Detection (Subsystem 4.1). "Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, Volume III: Cloud Analyses and Determination of Improved Top of Atmosphere Fluxes (Subsystem 4)(Subsystem 4)" (PDF), NASA RP 1376 Vol. 3, edited by CERES Science Team, December, 1995, pp. 43-82.

Baum, B. A.; Minnis, P.; Coakley, J. A., Jr.; Wielicki, B. A.; Menzel, P.; Titlow, J.; Tovinkere, V.; Heck, P. ; and Mayor, S.: Imager Cloud Height Determination (Subsystem 4.2). "Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, Volume III: Cloud Analyses and Determination of Improved Top of Atmosphere Fluxes (Subsystem 4)" (PDF), NASA RP 1376 Vol. 3, edited by CERES Science Team, December, 1995, pp. 83-134.

Kato, S.; Rose, F. G.; Charlock, T. P.; 2005: Computation of Domain-Averaged Irradiance Using Satellite-Derived Cloud Properties. J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 22, pp 146-164

Minnis, P.; Smith, W. L., Jr.; Garber, D. P.; Ayers, J. K.; and Doelling, D. R.: Cloud Properties Derived From GOES-7 for the Spring 1994 ARM Intensive Observing Period Using Version 1.0.0 of the ARM Satellite Data Analysis Program. NASA RP 1366, August 1995, 59 pp

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-07

[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site