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CloudSat 2B-CLDCLASS product version 009
Entry ID: CloudSat_2B-CLDCLASS

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Abstract: [Source:CloudSat Standard Data Products Handbook, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University]

The 2B-CLDCLASS algorithm receives input from 2B-GEOPROF and the corresponding MODIS-AUX and ECMWF-AUX granules to identify eight basic cloud types (that are recognized by surface observers internationally).

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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA and Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, CloudSat Data Processing Center
Dataset Title: CloudSat 2B-CLDCLASS product version 009
Dataset Release Place: Fort Collins, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: CloudSat Data Processing Center
Version: Version 9
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-06-02
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Email: cloudsat at
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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
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Phone: 970-491-8205
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23