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CLOUDMAP2: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) cloud radar products

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2004-04-21
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-27
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 36.99K Files | 9GB


The CLOUDMAP 2 project cloud products include cloud top pressure, height, phase, fraction, effective radius and optical depth derived using a variational analysis method applied to data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer-2 (ATSR-2) over Europe. These data are the result of a contract to Eumetsat for application to the Spinning Enhanced Visible Infra-Red Imager (SEVIRI) and partly under the European Framework 5 CLOUMAP2 project.

This dataset contains Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) cloud radar products.

Citable as:  EUMETSAT (2007): CLOUDMAP2: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) cloud radar products. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Clouds, Atmosphere, cloudmap


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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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were collected by the Spinning Enhanced Visible Infra-Red Imager (SEVIRI), the Along Track Scanning Radiometer-2 (ATSR-2) and Meteosat Second Generation Observations. The data were passed on to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
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File Format:
Data are CDF formatted

Process overview

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


  • long_name: Cloud Amount
  • names: Cloud Amount
  • long_name: Cloud Fraction
  • names: Cloud Fraction
  • long_name: Cloud Height
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Height
  • names: Cloud Height,
  • long_name: Cloud Optical Depth
  • names: Cloud Optical Depth
  • long_name: Cloud Top Pressure
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Top Pressure
  • names: Cloud Top Pressure,
  • long_name: Cloud Types
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Types
  • names:, Cloud Types
  • long_name: Droplet Concentration
  • names: Droplet Concentration
  • long_name: Efective Radius
  • names: Efective Radius
  • long_name: Frequency
  • names: Frequency
  • long_name: Phase
  • names: Phase
  • long_name: Size
  • names: Size
  • long_name: Thickness
  • names: Thickness

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