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Dataset

 

Monthly Brightness Temperature (BT) Animations derived from high resolution BT images as part of the Cloud Archive User Service (CLAUS) Project.

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Global Brightness Temperature imagery animations from the Cloud Archive User Service project. This project produced a long time-series of global thermal infra-red imagery of the Earth using data from operational meteorological satellites, which was used in validating atmospheric General Circulation Models.

The higher resolution CLAUS data were used to create monthly animations for educational purposes. The movie collection spans the period 1983-1994.

For detailed information about the CLAUS data (processing, quality, etc) please see available documentation (Docs).

Citable as:  Environmental Systems Science Centre; Robinson, G. (2013): Monthly Brightness Temperature (BT) Animations derived from high resolution BT images as part of the Cloud Archive User Service (CLAUS) Project.. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/1d9c0ece56c9b9867327d4308729c80e
Abbreviation: CLAUS-movies
Keywords: CLOUDS, CLAUS, temperature, ATMOSPHERE

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_6ce0a34c-a151-11e2-8a57-00163e251233
Access rules:
Access to these data is available to any registered CEDA user. Please Login or Register for an account to gain access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data obtained during the period from April 1997 to December 1999 by satellites. Latest version of the CLAUS data (4.7) was acquired as is from Dr Gary Robinson (University of Reading) in December 2009, and is stored in the BADC archive. Data updates from June 2006 to June 2009 were obtained from the data supplier in May 2013.

Data Quality:
Please see CLAUS User Guide for full details.
File Format:
The CLAUS monthly animations are stored in Apple's Quicktime format, using Photo JPEG (high) compression. To help with geographical orientation land is slightly embossed. A brightness temperature key and the date/time of the individual images are printed on the bottom right-hand corner.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Computation Element: 1

Title DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - GOES-9 or GOES-J
Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - GOES-9 or GOES-J.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • gcmd_keyword: Brightness Temperature
  • long_name: Brightness Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
  • names: Brightness Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1983-06-30T23:00:00
End time:
1994-12-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°