FY3A VIRR Global Monthly mean Cloud Amount Level 3 ProductEntry ID: FY3A_VIRR_CLA_monthly_L3
Abstract: Global Monthly mean Cloud Amount:
The product include the global Monthly mean total cloud amount, and Monthly mean 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; High cloud mean the percent of high cloud in the certain region, the value is between 0 and 100. This product is the mean of monthly data, and the unit is %.
Purpose: Global Monthly mean Cloud Amount:
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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: China Meteorological Administration(CMA) National Satellite and Meteorological Center(NSMC)
Dataset Title: Global Monthly mean Cloud Amount
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: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: ~ 98.88 MB
Distribution Format: HDF
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-09