2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product
Entry ID: CloudSat_2D-CLOUDSAT-TRMM

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Summary
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:
http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataSpecs.php?prodid=85

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Order CloudSat data.


Link: GET DATA
Description: CloudSat Data Processing Center


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: CloudSat project home page at Colorado State University.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: NASA CloudSat project home page.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: NASA Science Mission Directorate CloudSat home page.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: 2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product Description


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: Download the CloudSat Data Products Handbook.


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 Center
Online Resource: http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataSpecs.php?prodid=85


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
CLOUDSAT    [Information]
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission    [Information]


Instrument
PR >TRMM Precipitation Radar    [Information]
CLOUDSAT-CPR >CLOUDSAT CLOUD PROFILING RADAR    [Information]


Project
EOS >Earth Observing System    [Information]
CLOUDSAT >Cloud Satellite    [Information]
ESSP >NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder    [Information]


Quality
Please review the 2D-CloudSat-TRMM Product product version 000 data issues for quality information:
http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataIssues.php?prodid=85


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
COMPLETE


Data Center
CloudSat Data Processing Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CLOUDSAT DATA PROCESSING CENTER
Email: cloudsat at cira.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
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
Country: USA


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


CLOUDSAT DATA PROCESSING CENTER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: cloudsat at cira.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
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
Country: USA


Publications/References

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-10-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-21

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