NASA ISCCP D2

NASA ISCCP D2: Cloud characteristics, including amount, optical thickness, and cloud top pressure and temperature, for multiple cloud types from the the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project.

Documents

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Datasets and variables

NASA ISCCP D2 all[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 altocumulus_ice[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 altocumulus_liquid[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 altostratus_ice[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 altostratus_liquid[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 cirrostratus[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 cirrus[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 cumulus_ice[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 cumulus_liquid[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 deep_convective[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 high_level[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 lat[ boxnum |]
NASA ISCCP D2 lon[ boxnum |]
NASA ISCCP D2 low_level[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 middle_level[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 nimbostratus_ice[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 nimbostratus_liquid[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 stratocumulus_ice[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 stratocumulus_liquid[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 stratus_ice[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 stratus_liquid[lat lon mean_cloud ]
NASA ISCCP D2 surface[lat lon ice ]

Independent Variables (Grids)

boxnum grid: /boxnum (unitless) ordered (1.0) to (6596.0) by 1.0 N= 6596 pts :grid
month (time) grid: /T (months since 1960-01-01) ordered (Jul 1983) to (Aug 2001) by 1.0 N= 218 pts :grid

References

Rossow, W.B., A.W. Walker, D.E. Beuschel, and M.D. Roiter, 1996: International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Documentation of New Cloud Datasets. WMO/TD-No. 737, World Meteorological Organization, 115 pp.

Last updated: Tue, 19 May 2015 12:22:25 GMT

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