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A-Train Integrated CALIPSO, CloudSat, CERES, and MODIS Merged Product Release A2

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Abstract: The CER-NEWS_CCCM_Aqua-FM3-MODIS-CAL-CS_RelA2 contains legacy CERES_CCCM data.

The CALIPSO-CloudSat-CERES-MODIS (CCCM) data set integrates measurements from the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), and the ... View entire text
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Description: Access all CERES data products and additional product information - CCCM data sets are under Level 2
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CERES Science Team
Dataset Title: CERES-CCCM
Dataset Release Date: October 2009
Version: Release A2
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-07-01
Stop Date: 2007-04-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 20 km
Longitude Resolution: 20 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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
Distribution Format: Contact ASDC User Services
Email: ceres-help at
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
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Kato, S., F. G. Rose, S. Sun-Mack, W. F. Miller, Y. Chen, D. A. Rutan, G. L. Stephens, N. G. Loeb, P. Minnis, B. A. Wielicki, D. M. Winker, T. P. Charlock, P. W. Stackhouse, K.-M. Xu, and W. Collins, 2011: Computation of top-of-atmosphere and surface irradiances with CALIPSO, CloudSat, and MODIS derived cloud and aerosol properties. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D19209, doi:10.1029/s011JD16050.

Wielicki, B. A., B. R. Barkstrom, E. F. Harrison, R. B. Lee III, G. L. Smith, and J. E. Cooper, 1996: Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES): An Earth Observing System Experiment, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 853-868.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-12-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-04