CER-NEWS_CCCM_Aqua-FM3-MODIS-CAL-CS_RelB1

A-Train Integrated CALIPSO, CloudSat, CERES, and MODIS Merged Product Release B1

Version RelB1 eng
  • Abstract
    The CER-NEWS_CCCM_Aqua-FM3-MODIS-CAL-CS_RelB1 contains the current CERES CCCM data.The CALIPSO-CloudSat-CERES-MODIS (CCCM) data set integrates measurements from the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data. The cloud and aerosol properties from CALIOP and cloud properties from the CPR are matched to a MODIS pixel and then an Aqua CERES footprint. The product contains only the CERES footprint in each scan that has the highest CALIPSO and CloudSat ground track coverage. The product consists of all cloud and aerosol properties derived from MODIS radiances included in the Single Scanner Footprint (SSF) product and computed irradiances included in the Cloud Radiative Swath (CRS) product. Two sets of SSF variables are including the CCCM data. One set covers the entire CERES footprint and the other set is only over CALIOP and CPR ground track. CERES derived top-of-atmosphere (TOA) shortwave, longwave and window irradiances by angular distribution models are also included. In addition, irradiance profiles computed by a radiative transfer model using MODIS, CALIOP, and CPR derived aerosol, clouds, and surface properties are included in the product. Furthermore, MODIS-derived cloud properties from the algorithm that incorporates CALIOP and CPR cloud information are also included. MODIS-derived cloud properties and TOA irradiances derived from CERES radiances are produced by the same algorithm that produces CERES SSF and CRS products. However, the CCCM product should not be considered as a climate data record since various input data product versions and algorithm modifications will occur along the course of the measurement period. The scan and packet numbers unique to the CERES footprint provide the means to match the data to other CERES products, although the CCCM product contains more near nadir CERES footprints compared with SSF and CRS products. The resulting HDF granule contains 24 hours of data.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/AQUA/CERES/NEWS_CCCM-FM3-MODIS-CAL-CS_L2.RelB1

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    4.0

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    Metadata Associations
    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • SURFACE WINDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • RADIATIVE FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
    • SKIN TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD MIDLAYER TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • HUMIDITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • NET RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD HEIGHT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
    • CLOUD EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • AEROSOLS
    • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD FRACTION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • PRECIPITABLE WATER
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION
Other Descriptive Keywords
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Ancillary Keywords
  • TOA Fluxes
  • Window-region Flux
  • Surface Fluxes
  • Cloud Infrared Emissivity
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Effective Height
  • Cloud Particle Phase
  • Clear-Sky Fluxes
  • Total-Sky Fluxes
  • Surface Emissivity
  • Cloud Liquid Water Path
  • Cloud Ice Water Path
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    CALIPSO
    Instruments
    • CALIOP
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • MODIS
    • CERES SCANNER
    • CERES-FM3
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    CLOUDSAT
    Instruments
    • CLOUDSAT-CPR
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CERES No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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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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  • ASDC
    Metadata Author
    ASDC USER SERVICES

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

  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    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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