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Dataset

 

CIDC: Volume 3- Radiation and Cloud measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

In Autumn 1995, the Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (GDAAC) compiled the Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection (CIDC) to facilitate interdisciplinary studies related to climate and global change. This data collection has been produced in collaboration with the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR), Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI), and George Mason University. It was designed for the study of global change, seasonal to interannual climate change, and other phenomena that require from one to dozens of interacting parameters. This dataset contains radiation and cloud measurements.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Ahmad, S.; Yang, R.; McManus, J.M.; Li, Z.; Hrubiak, P.L.; Kafatos, M.; Kyle, H.L. (2007): CIDC: Volume 3- Radiation and Cloud measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/670454b5fdba8e3f05fdb58c5e32c42f
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CIDC, Radiation, Clouds

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11710667000614276
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11710675475414292
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_1171066907614282
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://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collaged by NASA to form dataset and produced on CD-ROM. A copy of the data were then obtained by BADC and made available through the BADC website to assist wider use

Data Quality:
Data collated and reformatted by NASA. See included documentation regarding data processing and quality statements
File Format:
Data are binary 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

Title Bishop and Rossow's fast radiative algorithm version 2 deployed on NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Abstract This computation involved: Bishop and Rossow's fast radiative algorithm version 2 deployed on NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). Bishop and Rossow (1991) developed a fast radiative transfer algorithm for calculating the downwelling surface solar irradiance which uses the total cloud amount from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project(ISCCP) as an important input parameter.Their algorithm has gone through three versions, reprocessing using the version 3 algorithm is in progress.
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Computation Element: 2

Title ISCCP-C2 products processing deployed on NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Abstract This computation involved: ISCCP-C2 products processing deployed on NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). A combination of satellite-measured radiances, ice/snow cover dataset and TOVS atmospheric temperature/humidity are used by the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISSCP) to produce a global dataset on cloud and surface variables. Operational data collection and processing for ISCCP have been underway since July 1983. The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), at Columbia University in New York City, is a laboratory of the Earth Sciences Division of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and a unit of the Columbia University Earth Institute. Research at GISS emphasizes a broad study of global climate change.
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Computation Element: 3

Title ISCCP-D2 products processing deployed on NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Abstract This computation involved: ISCCP-D2 products processing deployed on NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). A combination of satellite-measured radiances, TOVS atmospheric temperature/humidity and ice/snow data are used by the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) to produce a global dataset on cloud and surface variables.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • long_name: Clouds
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H333
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H333, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • long_name: Total Radiation
  • names: Total Radiation

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1983-06-30T23:00:00
End time:
1991-06-29T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°