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ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative (Cloud_cci): ATSR2-AATSR flux data, on the satellite swath (L2), version 3.0

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Abstract

The Cloud_cci ATSR2-AATSRv3 Level 2 dataset (covering 1995-2012) was generated within the Cloud_cci project, which was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme (Contract No.: 4000109870/13/I-NB). This dataset is one of the 6 datasets generated in Cloud_cci; all of them being based on passive-imager satellite measurements.

This dataset is based on measurements from the ATSR2 and AATSR instruments (onboard the ERS2 and ENVISAT satellites) and contains a variety of cloud properties which were derived employing the Community Cloud retrieval for Climate (CC4CL; Sus et al., 2018; McGarragh et al., 2018) retrieval framework. This particular dataset contains Level 2 flux data on the satellite swath.

Citable as:  [ PROVISIONAL ] Poulsen, C.A.; McGarragh, G.; Thomas, G.; Stengel, M.; Christensen, M.; Povey, A.; Proud, S.; Carboni, E.; Hollmann, R.; Grainger, D. (9999): ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative (Cloud_cci): ATSR2-AATSR flux data, on the satellite swath (L2), version 3.0. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/420feb0e4f364ed2bdf0bc92171a1374
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, CCI, Clouds

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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:

This dataset has been produced as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) cloud project with additional support from the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)

Data Quality:
Data are as given by the data provider, no quality control has been performed by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA)
File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

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

Computation Element: 1

Title ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative ATSR2-AATSR v3 data
Abstract The ATSR2-AATSR v3 dataset has been derived using the Community Cloud retrieval for Climate (CC4CL; Sus et al., 2018; McGarragh et al., 2018) retrieval framework. For further details, see the documentation at https://climate.esa.int/en/projects/cloud/key-documents/
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Time in Julian days
  • standard_name: Julian Days
  • names: Julian Days, Time in Julian days
  • var_id: boa_psfc
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere air pressure
  • standard_name: surface_air_pressure
  • units: hPa
  • names: surface_air_pressure, bottom of atmosphere air pressure
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere air temperature
  • standard_name: surface_air_temperature
  • var_id: boa_tsfc
  • units: K
  • names: bottom of atmosphere air temperature, surface_air_temperature
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere downwelling solar radiation
  • var_id: boa_swdn_clr
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky
  • names: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky, bottom of atmosphere downwelling solar radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere downwelling solar radiation uncertainty
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • var_id: boa_swdn_unc
  • names: bottom of atmosphere downwelling solar radiation uncertainty, surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere downwelling thermal radiation
  • var_id: boa_lwdn_clr
  • names: surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky, bottom of atmosphere downwelling thermal radiation
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere downwelling thermal radiation uncertainty
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • var_id: boa_lwdn_unc
  • units: W m-2
  • names: bottom of atmosphere downwelling thermal radiation uncertainty, surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • var_id: boa_qsfc
  • units: kg/kg
  • standard_name: surface_specific_humidity
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere specific humidity
  • names: surface_specific_humidity, bottom of atmosphere specific humidity
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: boa_swup_clr
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky
  • names: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky, bottom of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation uncertainty
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • var_id: boa_swup_unc
  • names: bottom of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation uncertainty, surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: boa_lwup_clr
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation
  • names: bottom of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation, surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_assuming_clear_sky
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: boa_lwup_unc
  • long_name: bottom of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation uncertainty
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • names: bottom of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation uncertainty, surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air_unc
  • long_name: column ozone
  • standard_name: column_ozone
  • var_id: colO3
  • units: DU
  • names: column ozone, column_ozone
  • long_name: derived adiabatic cloud base height
  • standard_name: cloud_base_height
  • var_id: cbh
  • units: km
  • names: cloud_base_height, derived adiabatic cloud base height
  • standard_name: free_troposphere_humidity
  • var_id: fth
  • units: 1
  • long_name: free troposphere humidity (RH at 850 hPa)
  • names: free troposphere humidity (RH at 850 hPa), free_troposphere_humidity
  • long_name: lower troposphere stability (theta700 - theta sfc)
  • standard_name: lower_troposphere_stability
  • var_id: lts
  • units: K
  • names: lower troposphere stability (theta700 - theta sfc), lower_troposphere_stability
  • long_name: retrflag
  • standard_name: retrflag
  • var_id: retrflag
  • units: 1
  • names: retrflag
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: surface diffuse par
  • standard_name: surface_diffuse_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_air
  • var_id: boa_par_dif
  • names: surface diffuse par, surface_diffuse_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_air
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: surface total par
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_air
  • var_id: boa_par_tot
  • names: surface total par, surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_radiative_flux_in_air
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: top of atmosphere incident par
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_photosynthetic_radiative_flux
  • var_id: toa_par_tot
  • names: toa_incoming_photosynthetic_radiative_flux, top of atmosphere incident par
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: toa_swdn
  • long_name: top of atmosphere incident solar radiation
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • names: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux, top of atmosphere incident solar radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: top of atmosphere incident solar radiation uncertainty
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux_unc
  • var_id: toa_swdn_unc
  • names: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux_unc, top of atmosphere incident solar radiation uncertainty
  • long_name: top of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
  • var_id: toa_swup_clr
  • names: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky, top of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: top of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation uncertainty
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_unc
  • var_id: toa_swup_unc
  • names: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux_unc, top of atmosphere upwelling solar radiation uncertainty
  • long_name: top of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: toa_lwup_clr
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
  • names: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky, top of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_unc
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: toa_lwup_unc
  • long_name: top of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation uncertainty
  • names: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_unc, top of atmosphere upwelling thermal radiation uncertainty

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees
  • names: latitude
  • var_id: lon
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • units: degrees
  • names: longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1995-06-01T00:00:00
End time:
2012-04-30T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°