Climatology of Low Cloud Types over the Global Ocean
Entry ID: JISAO_LOW_CLOUD_TYPE

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Summary
Abstract: The University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of the
Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) offers a Low Cloud Type over the Global
Ocean Climatology. This is a dataset of daytime-only seasonal
climatologies of individual low cloud types over the ocean constructed
by Joel Norris for the time period 1954-1992 using synoptic surface
ship observations. Available ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J. Norris
Dataset Title: Climatology of Low Cloud Types over the Global Ocean
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/low_cloud/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1954-01-01
Stop Date: 1992-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Temporal Resolution: Seasonal
Use Constraints This data may be freely distributed under the following conditions:
1.notify the author about the intended use of the data
2.acknowledge the source of the data in publications
3.send any feedback to the author

Author: Joel Norris jnorris@ucar.edu
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: netCDF, BINARY, ASCII
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: jnorris at ucar.edu
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Publications/References
Norris, J. R. (1998), Low cloud type over the ocean from surface observations. Part II: geographical and seasonal variations, Journal of Climate, 11, 383-403
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-06
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