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Dataset

 

ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative (Cloud CCI): L3U cloud properties from MODIS on Aqua, Version 1.0

Status: Historicalarchive
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-01-12
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Cloud properties derived from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite by the ESA Cloud CCI project. The L3U datasets consists of cloud properties from L2 data granules remapped to a global space grid of 0.1 degree in latitiude and longitude, without combining any observations from overlapping orbits; only sampling is done. Common notations for this processing level are also L2b and L2G. Data is provided with a temporal resolution of 1 day.

This dataset is version 1.0 data from Phase 1 of the CCI project.

Citable as:  ESA Cloud CCI project team (2016): ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative (Cloud CCI): L3U cloud properties from MODIS on Aqua, Version 1.0. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/25d0be34a26c40cb835bd196eb7bde09
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, CCI

Details

Previous Info:

2017-06-20 This data has been superceded by phase 2 CCI cloud data and has been removed from the archive. 2017-06-20 This data has been superceded by phase 2 CCI cloud data and has been removed from the archive.

Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_cloud_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI Cloud project team and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Aqua Satellite orbit details
Mobile Platform Operation 2 Terra Satellite orbit details
Output Description None
  • long_name: Clouds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H333
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H333, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2007-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2009-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°