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Cloudsat Level 2 Fluxes and Heating Rates Product
Entry ID: Cloudsat_2B-FLXHR

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Abstract: [Source: "Cloudsat Level 2 Fluxes and Heating Rates Product Process Description and Interface Control Document" ]

This document provides an overview of the 2B-FLXHR flux and heating rate algorithm for CloudSat. The objective of the algorithm is to make use of liquid and ice water content estimates from the CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR) to produce estimates of broadband fluxes and ... View entire text
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Description: CloudSat Data Processing Center

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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: NASA, Tristan L'Ecuyer, Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, CloudSat Data Processing Center
Dataset Title: Cloudsat Level 2 Fluxes and Heating Rates Product
Dataset Release Place: Fort Collins, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: CloudSat Data Processing Center
Version: 007
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-06-02
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 500 m
Longitude Resolution: 500 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 meters - < 1 km
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Data Center
CloudSat Data Processing Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: cloudsat at
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
Email: tristan at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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