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Dataset

 

CLOUDMAP2: Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2) cloud products from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-27
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

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 ATSR cloud products from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).

Citable as:  EUMETSAT; Poulsen, C.A. (2007): CLOUDMAP2: Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2) cloud products from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/c7b8b27791359b48d5dfeb66acd00337
Abbreviation: CLOUDMAP2-CLOUDMAP
Keywords: Clouds, Atmosphere, cloudmap

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11725390638215760
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 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:
not available at this time
File Format:
Data are HDF formatted

Process overview

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

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2)

Computation Element: 1

Title Deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2)
Abstract This computation involved: deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • long_name: Cloud Amount
  • names: Cloud Amount
  • long_name: Cloud Fraction
  • names: Cloud Fraction
  • long_name: Cloud Height
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Height
  • names: Cloud Height, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0143
  • long_name: Cloud Optical Depth
  • names: Cloud Optical Depth
  • long_name: Cloud Top Pressure
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0149
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Top Pressure
  • names: Cloud Top Pressure, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0149
  • long_name: Cloud Types
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0151
  • gcmd_keyword: Cloud Types
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0151, 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

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1995-06-30T23:00:00
End time:
2000-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°