CER_CldTypHist_GEO-MODIS_Edition4A

CERES-MODIS and hourly geostationary cloud properties stratified by ISCCP cloud types for day and night.

Version Edition4A eng
  • Abstract
    The CERES-MODIS and hourly geostationary cloud properties (CldTypHist) data product contains monthly and one-hourly gridded regional mean cloud properties as a function of 18 cloud types, where the cloud properties are stratified by pressure, optical depth, and phase. Data is available for day and night. The CldTypHist product combines cloud properties from Terra-MODIS (10:30 AM local equator crossing time LECT), Aqua-MODIS (1:30 PM LECT), and geostationary satellites (GEO) to provide the most diurnally complete product. The GEO cloud properties have been normalized with MODIS for diurnal consistency. The CERES MODIS-derived cloud properties are not the official NASA MODIS cloud retrievals, but are based on the CERES cloud working group retrievals that are also available in other CERES products. The CERES MODIS-derived cloud properties provide coverage from pole to pole. The hourly GEO cloud properties come from five satellites at 8km nominal resolution with coverage limited to equatorward of 60 degrees. The GEO cloud retrievals incorporate additional channels as they became available on improved geostationary satellites that replaced earlier ones in the time period. The geostationary calibration is normalized to Terra-MODIS. Each CldTypHist file covers a single month. Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) is a key component of the Earth Observing System (EOS) program. The CERES instruments provide radiometric measurements of the Earth's atmosphere from three broadband channels. The CERES missions are a follow-on to the successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) mission. The first CERES instrument (PFM) was launched on November 27, 1997 as part of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Two CERES instruments (FM1 and FM2) were launched into polar orbit on board the EOS flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board EOS Aqua on May 4, 2002. The newest CERES instrument (FM5) was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011.
  • DOI

    10.5067/Terra+Aqua/CERES/CLDTYPHIST_L3.004

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Access Constraints

    4.0

    Not provided

    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • None
    • None
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD FRACTION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP HEIGHT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
    • CLOUD EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD TYPES
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Ancillary Keywords
  • Cloud Effective Pressure Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITES
    Instruments
    • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • MODIS
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • MODIS
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CERES No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
    ARCHIVER
    Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA

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Data Contacts

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  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • DAVID
    Technical Contact
    DAVID Doelling

    NASA Langley Research Center
    Mail Stop 420
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Metadata Author
    ASDC User Service

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Data Center Contact
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

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