FY3A VIRR Global Cloud Amount and Cloud Type Level 2 ProductEntry ID: FY3A_VIRR_CAT_L2
Abstract: Global Cloud Amount and Cloud Type:
The product include the global total cloud amount,cloud phase,cloud type and high cloud amount products.Total cloud amount means the ratio between the radiation of cloud pixels and all pixels in certain region.The value is between 0 and 100,0 means clear sky,100 means cloud sky.Cloud phase means cloud particle is ice or water.There are three kinds:ice ,water,mixed/coldest water.Cloud type means high,middle and low cloud;High cloud mean the amount of high cloud,the value is between 0 and 100.
Purpose: Global Cloud Amount and Cloud Type:
The cloud products are being used to improve understanding and modeling of the role of clouds in climate, with the primary focus being the elucidation of the effects of clouds on the radiation balance. These data can also used to support many other cloud studies, including understanding of the hydrological cycle.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: China Meteorological Administration(CMA) National Satellite and Meteorological Center(NSMC)
Dataset Title: FY3A VIRR FY3A VIRR Global Cloud Amount and Cloud Type Level 2 Product
Dataset Release Date: 2008-05-29
Dataset Release Place: Beijing, ChinaOnline Resource: http://fy3.satellite.cma.gov.cn/ArssEn/Ord/Satellite.aspx?seriesCod...
Start Date: 2008-05-29
Latitude Resolution: 5000 m
Longitude Resolution: 5000 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: ~197.77 MB
Distribution Format: HDF
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-09