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CWAVE: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS images

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2003-07-12
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-03-09
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 190 Files | 10GB


The Cloud and Water Vapour Experiment (CWAVE) was a measurement campaign at the CCLRC-Chilbolton Observatory; it was supporting associated with two EC FP5 projects, CLOUDMAP2 and CLOUDNET. A wide range of satellite and ground based instruments measured a variety of atmospheric properties ranging from cloud parameters to water vapour. In addition, the measurements coincided with the results from a reduced resolution Unified Model (UM) run by the Met Office.

Citable as:  Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (2007): CWAVE: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS images. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CWAVE, Spectroradiometer


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Data were collected by the Chilbolton Observatory and prepared by facility staff before submission to BADC.

Data Quality:
Data are checked by facility staff during preparation of data for archival
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Images are PNG formatted

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Process overview

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

Computation Element: 1

Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on EOS-AQUA. Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission will be collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice. Additional variables also being measured by Aqua include radiative energy fluxes, aerosols, vegetation cover on the land, phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter in the oceans, and air, land, and water temperatures. The Aqua mission is a part of the NASA-centered international Earth Observing System (EOS). Aqua was formerly named EOS PM, signifying its afternoon equatorial crossing time.
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Computation Element: 2

Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on EOS-TERRA. On December 18th, 1999, EOS-TERRA was launched. The Terra satellite is the flagship of EOS. It is providing global data on the state of the atmosphere, land, and oceans, as well as their interactions with solar radiation and with one another. On February 24, 2000, Terra began collecting what will ultimately become a new, 15-year global data set on which to base scientific investigations about our complex home planet. Together with the entire fleet of EOS spacecraft, Terra is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of climate and environmental change.
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