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Dataset

 

Cloud droplet number concentration, calculated from the MODIS (Moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer) cloud optical properties retrieval and gridded using different sampling strategies

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2022-06-20
DOI Publication Date: 2022-06-20
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Abstract

This dataset contains cloud droplet number concentrations (CDNC), gridded to 1 by 1 degree resolution using a variety of sampling methods to select valid retrievals. Data from the MODIS (Moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer) instruments on both the Terra (morning overpass) and Aqua (Afternoon overpass) satellites are available (indicated by a T or A in the filename). This product is gridded using the MODIS collection 6 definition of a day. These sampling methods have been compared against multiple flight campaigns, see Gryspeerdt et al., The impact of sampling strategy on the cloud droplet number concentration estimated from satellite data. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 2022."

Citable as:  Gryspeerdt, E.; McCoy, D.; Crosbie, E.; Moore, R.H.; Nott, G.J.; Painemal, D.; Small-Griswold, J.; Sorooshian, A.; Ziemba, L. (2022): Cloud droplet number concentration, calculated from the MODIS (Moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer) cloud optical properties retrieval and gridded using different sampling strategies. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 20 June 2022. doi:10.5285/864a46cc65054008857ee5bb772a2a2b. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/864a46cc65054008857ee5bb772a2a2b
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: cloud droplet number concentration, CDNC, Nd, MODIS

Details

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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://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were produced by the project team and supplied for archiving at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA). This dataset was derived from collection 6.1 of the MODIS cloud product (MOD06_L2, MYD06_L2

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 Derivation of the dataset: Cloud droplet number concentration, calculated from the MODIS (Moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer) cloud optical properties retrieval and gridded using different sampling strategies
Abstract For more information see Gryspeerdt et al., The impact of sampling strategy on the cloud droplet number concentration estimated from satellite data. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 2022.
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Output Description None

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Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2000-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2020-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°