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  • FIRE_AX_CMS_LWFLUX

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1000001000-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) Downward Longwave Flux Data in Native format (FIRE_AX_CMS_LWFLUX)

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: FIRE_AX_CMS_LWFLUX Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C1000001000-LARC_ASDC

  • FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_HR

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1000001001-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) Hourly Surface Solar Irradiance Data in Native format (FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_HR)

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_HR Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C1000001001-LARC_ASDC

  • FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_MN

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1000001002-LARC_ASDC.xml
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    First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) Monthly Surface Solar Irradiance Data (FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_MN)

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_MN Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C1000001002-LARC_ASDC

  • FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_WK

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1000001003-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) Weekly Surface Solar Irradiance Data in Native format (FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_WK)

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_WK Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C1000001003-LARC_ASDC

  • FIRE_CI2_MAPS

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1000001193-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    First ISCCP Regional Experiment Cirrus 2 Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: FIRE_CI2_MAPS Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C1000001193-LARC_ASDC

  • First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) Daily Solar Irradiance Data

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1000000981-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    The First ISCCP Regional Experiments have been designed to improve data products and cloud/radiation parameterizations used in general circulation models (GCMs). Specifically, the goals of FIRE are (1) to improve basic understanding of the interaction of physical processes in determining life cycles of cirrus and marine stratocumulus systems and the radiative properties of these clouds during their life cycles and (2) to investigate the interrelationships between the ISCCP data, GCM parameterizations, and higher space and time resolution clouddata.To-date, four intensive field-observation periods were planned and executed: a cirrus IFO (October 13 - November 2, 1986); a marine stratocumulus IFO off the southwestern coast of California (June 29 - July 20, 1987); a second cirrus IFO in southeastern Kansas (November 13 - December 7, 1991); and a second marine stratocumulus IFO in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (June 1 - June 28, 1992). Each mission combined coordinated satellite, airborne, and surface observations with modeling studies to investigate the cloud properties and physical processes of the cloud systems.These files are calculations of the daily solar irradiance at the surface, based on observations by the METEOSAT. The file naming convention is: esqDDMMYYx.fis where DDMMYY is the dateThese files are: I2 pixels, 376 pixels/row, 326 rows. Each pixel has a spatial resolution of 0.04 degrees.The header of each file claims there are two channels, although the provided documentation states that there is only one channel per file.The units are: flux [tenths of Joule/cm^2]

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_DY Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C1000000981-LARC_ASDC

  • First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) ISCCP DX Cloud Product - Revised Algorithm Data

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1000000999-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    The First ISCCP Regional Experiments have been designed to improve data products and cloud/radiation parameterizations used in general circulation models (GCMs). Specifically, the goals of FIRE are (1) to improve the basic understanding of the interaction of physical processes in determining life cycles of cirrus and marine stratocumulus systems and the radiative properties of these clouds during their life cycles and (2) to investigate the interrelationships between the ISCCP data, GCM parameterizations, and higher space and time resolution cloud data. To-date, four intensive field-observation periods were planned and executed: a cirrus IFO (October 13 - November 2, 1986); a marine stratocumulus IFO off the southwestern coast of California (June 29 - July 20, 1987); a second cirrus IFO in southeastern Kansas (November 13 - December 7, 1991); and a second marine stratocumulus IFO in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (June 1 - June 28, 1992). Each mission combined coordinated satellite, airborne, and surface observations with modeling studies to investigate the cloud properties and physical processes of the cloud systems.A subset of the ISCCP Stage DX Cloud Product (Revised Algorithm) are included for the FIRE ASTEX region.

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: FIRE_AX_ISCCP_DX Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C1000000999-LARC_ASDC

  • Global radiation at the Earth-surface derived from METEOSAT-data (DWD-Archive) from 1994 on.

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C1214585737-SCIOPS.xml
    Description:

    Since 1985, the German Meteorological Service DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst) has been extracting the global radiation from METEOSAT visible data based on a method which was developed by Moeser and Raschke (1984). The method combines results from radiative transfer calculations with cloud information from METEOSAT-VIS data. The area of investigation is Central Europe. The global radiation is one component of the radiation balance at the surface. The radiation balance is an important climate parameter, because it describes part of the ernergy fluxes between the surface and the atmosphere. Information on the global radiation is also needed for agricultural applications and for solar energy research. Product pricing depends on scientific or commercial use. General information about the DWD is provided on Web .

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    Minimum Bounding Rectangle: 46 2 55 16

    SCIOPS Short Name: DWD-METEOSAT_Glob.rad. Version ID: Not provided Unique ID: C1214585737-SCIOPS

  • International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Format

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C7994310-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    The ISCCP_B3_NAT data is the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Format data product. This is the original radiance data, sampled to 30 Km and 3-hour spacing. Data collection for this product is complete and was collected using several instruments on multiple platforms, please see the instrument and platform list of this record for a comprehensive list. The normalization of all radiances to a standard calibration made these data a globally uniform set of measurements that can be used for detailed cloud process studies. ISCCP was the first project of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and was established in 1982 (WMO-35 1982, Schiffer and Rossow 1983) to: produce a global, reduced resolution, calibrated and normalized radiance data set containing basic information on the properties of the atmosphere from which cloud parameters can be derived; stimulate and coordinate basic research on techniques for inferring the physical properties of clouds from the condensed radiance data set and to apply the resulting algorithms to derive and validate a global cloud climatology for improving the parameterization of clouds in climate models; and promote research using ISCCP data that contributes to improved understanding of the Earth's radiation budget and hydrological cycle. Since 1983 an international group of institutions has collected and analyzed satellite radiance measurements from up to five geostationary and two polar orbiting satellites to infer the global distribution of cloud properties and their diurnal, seasonal and inter-annual variations. The primary focus of the first phase of the project (1983-1995) was the elucidation of the role of clouds in the radiation budget (top of the atmosphere and surface). In the second phase of the project (1995 onwards) the analysis also concerns improving understanding of clouds in the global hydrological cycle. ISCCP analysis combined satellite-measured radiances (Stage B3 data, Schiffer and Rossow 1985), Rossow et al. 1987) with the TOVS atmospheric temperature-humidity and ice/snow correlative data sets to obtain information about clouds and the surface. The analysis method first determined the presence of absence of clouds in each individual image pixel and retrieves the radiometric properties of the cloud for each cloudy pixel and of the surface for each clear pixel. The pixel analysis is performed separately for each satellite radiance data set and the results reported in the Stage DX data product, which has a nominal resolution of 30 km and 3 hours. The Stage D1 product is produced by summarizing the pixel-level results every 3 hours on an equal-area map with 280 km resolution and merging the results from separate satellites with the atmospheric and ice/snow data sets to produce global coverage at each time. The Stage D2 data product is produced by averaging the Stage D1 data over each month, first at each of the eight three hour time intervals and then over all time intervals.

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: ISCCP_B3_NAT Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C7994310-LARC_ASDC

  • International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D1 3-Hourly Cloud Products - Revised Algorithm in Hierarchical Data Format

    https://cmr.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/concepts/C2146773048-LARC_ASDC.xml
    Description:

    ISCCP_D1_1 is the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D1 3-Hourly Cloud Products - Revised Algorithm data set in Hierarchical Data Format. This data set contains 3-hourly, 280 KM equal-area grid data from various polar and geostationary satellites. The Gridded Cloud Product contents are spatial averages of DX quantities and statistical summaries, including properties of cloud types. Satellites are merged into a global grid. Atmosphere and surface properties from TOVS are appended. Data collection for this data set is complete. ISCCP, the first project of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), was established in 1982 (WMO-35 1982, Schiffer and Rossow 1983) to: produce a global, reduced resolution, calibrated and normalized radiance data set containing basic information on the properties of the atmosphere from which cloud parameters can be derived; stimulate and coordinate basic research on techniques for inferring the physical properties of clouds from the condensed radiance data set and to apply the resulting algorithms to derive and validate a global cloud climatology for improving the parameterization of clouds in climate models; and promote research using ISCCP data that contributes to improved understanding of the Earth's radiation budget and hydrological cycle. Starting in 1983 an international group of institutions collected and analyzed satellite radiance measurements from up to five geostationary and two polar orbiting satellites to infer the global distribution of cloud properties and their diurnal, seasonal and interannual variations. The primary focus of the first phase of the project (1983-1995) was the elucidation of the role of clouds in the radiation budget (top of the atmosphere and surface). In the second phase of the project (1995 onward) the analysis also concerns improving understanding of clouds in the global hydrological cycle. The ISCCP analysis combined satellite-measured radiances (Stage B3 data, Schiffer and Rossow 1985), Rossow et al. 1987) with the TOVS atmospheric temperature-humidity and ice/snow correlative data sets to obtain information about clouds and the surface. The analysis method first determined the presence of absence of clouds in each individual image pixel and retrieves the radiometric properties of the cloud for each cloudy pixel and of the surface for each clear pixel. The pixel analysis was performed separately for each satellite radiance data set and the results were reported in the Stage DX data product, which had a nominal resolution of 30 km and 3 hours. The Stage D1 product was produced by summarizing the pixel-level results every 3 hours on an equal-area map with 280 km resolution and merging the results from separate satellites with the atmospheric and ice/snow data sets to produce global coverage at each time. The Stage D2 data product was produced by averaging the Stage D1 data over each month, first at each of the eight three hour time intervals and then over all time intervals.

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    LARC_ASDC Short Name: ISCCP_D1 Version ID: 1 Unique ID: C2146773048-LARC_ASDC