served from IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library

*Time*(time)- grid: /T (months since 1960-01-01) ordered (Jul 1983) to (Jun 1991) by 1.0 N= 96 pts :grid
*Longitude*(longitude)- grid: /X (degree_east) periodic (178.75W) to (178.75E) by 2.5 N= 144 pts :grid
*Latitude*(latitude)- grid: /Y (degree_north) ordered (88.75S) to (88.75N) by 2.5 N= 72 pts :grid

*units*- unitless

J. K. B. Bishop, W. B. Rossow. Spatial and temporal variability of global surface solar irradiance. J. Geophys. Res. 96, 1991

Last updated: *Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:39:07 GMT*

T | X | Y | |

ISCCP MONTHLY cld[ Y X | T] | M | M | M |
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- Monthly Climatology calculates a monthly climatology by averaging over all years.
- anomalies calculates the difference between the (above) monthly climatology and the original data.
- Integrate along Y X T
- Differentiate along Y X T
- Take differences along Y X T

RMS (root mean square with mean *not* removed) over Y X T | Y X Y T X T | Y X T |

RMSA (root mean square with mean removed) over Y X T | Y X Y T X T | Y X T |

Maximum over Y X T | Y X Y T X T | Y X T |

Minimum over Y X T | Y X Y T X T | Y X T |

Detrend (best-fit-line) over Y X T | Y X Y T X T | Y X T |

Note on units