International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D2 Monthly Cloud Products - Revised Algorithm in Hierarchical Data Format
Entry ID: ISCCP_D2

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Abstract: The ISCCP_D2 data set contains monthly, 280 KM equal-area grid data from various polar and geostationary satellites. Climatological Summary Product contents contain monthly average of D1 quantities including mean diurnal cycle, distribution and properties of total cloudiness and cloud types.

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

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-07-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: ISCCP_D2

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
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
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Email: wbrossow at
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
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Rossow, W.B., A. Walker, D. Beuschel and M. Roiter, 1996: International
Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Documentation of New Cloud Datasets,
World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, 115 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07
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