2D-CloudSat-TRMM ProductEntry ID: CloudSat_2D-CLOUDSAT-TRMM
Abstract: [Source: 2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product Description, Cloudsat Data Processing Center, http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/ ]
+ CloudSat Data
CloudSat data are copied directly from the 2B-GEOPROF HDF ﬁles with no alteration beyond limiting the ... included scans to the region surrounding the intersection with TRMM PR’s path. The CloudSat data range extends 50 scans to either end of the intersection curtain in order to provide context. The ﬁrst and last 50 CloudSat scans in each ﬁle do not have matching TRMM information. Therefore the TRMM Curtain data correspond with the portion of the CloudSat curtain left with these end scans eliminated.
+ TRMM Data
TRMM data is available in two components:
- Curtain data, which contain a basic nearest-neighbor interpolation of the TRMM data on to the CloudSat data’s along track resolution. No height interpolation is performed. The latitude and longitude values provided reference the original latitude and longitude from which the interpolated data originates so it will not generally match up directly with the matching CloudSat curtain scan.
- Block data, which is the full TRMM scan swath which encloses the CloudSat - TRMM intersect curtain. The block data is pulled directly from the TRMM source ﬁle with no spatial interpolation and is always 59 scans in along track length.
Complete Product Description:
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA and Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, CloudSat Data Processing Center
Dataset Title: 2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product
Dataset Release Place: Fort Collins, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: CloudSat Data Processing CenterOnline Resource: http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataSpecs.php?prodid=85
Quality Please review the 2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product product version 000 data issues for quality information:
Access Constraints Most of the CloudSat data and products will be made available to the CloudSat
Science Team and other authorized users in the general science community, via a web-based data server during the on-orbit phase, and all CloudSat products will be sent to the Langley DAAC after the end of the operational phase.
Use Constraints Always cite the data originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: cloudsat at cira.colostate.edu
CloudSat Data Processing Center Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere Colorado State University
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523-1375
NASA CloudSat Publications
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-10-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-21