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FY-3A Monthly MULSS Snow and Cloud Cover Fraction level 3 Product
Entry ID: FY-3A_MULSS_SNF_monthly_L3

Abstract: Monthly MULSS Snow and Cloud Cover Fraction Product:

The monthly products of snow cover fraction and cloud fraction over land from MULSS are projected onto a globally geographic longitude/latitude block of 180�360 degrees with a resolution of 0.05deg. Each grid point contains snow cover fraction and the corresponding quality assessment, cloud fraction and the corresponding quality assessment.

Purpose: Monthly MULSS Snow and Cloud Cover Fraction Product:

The snow cover and cloud fraction products can be used for monitor of snow disaster, numerical simulator forecast and analysis of climate change.
Related URL
Description: FENGYUN Satellite Data Center
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: China Meteorological Administration(CMA) National Satellite and Meteorological Center(NSMC)
Dataset Title: Monthly MULSS Snow and Cloud Cover Fraction Product
Dataset Release Date: 2008-05-29
Dataset Release Place: Beijing, China
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-05-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5000 m
Longitude Resolution: 5000 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Data Set Progress
Data Center
FENGYUN Satellite Data Center, China Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 4006-121-701
Email: dataserver at
Contact Address:
National Satellite Meteorological Center data services
No. 46
Zhongguancun, Haidian District
South Street
City: Beijing
Postal Code: 100081
Country: China
Distribution Size: ~197.77 MB
Distribution Format: HDF
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23