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International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project Data - C2 (ISCCPD-C2)
Publisher: GB/NCAS/BADC > British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom  [contact email: BADC AT rl.ac.uk]  [web page]
Summary: This CD-ROM contains the global monthly cloud products as produced for the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. ISCCP is sponsored by the World Climate Research Programme for the purpose of ``collecting and analyzing satellite radiance measurements to infer the global distribution of cloud radiative properties and their diurnal and seasonal variations. The data on this CD-ROM are the ISCCP Stage C2 data (ISCCP-C2), at 280 km spatial resolution. There are 72 variables contained within the data set, which are available at monthly and three-hourly monthly resolution. The data available at the time of publication begin in July 1983 and extend through December 1990. There are three major directories on this disk, one which contains the data (DATA directory), another which holds the documentation (DOCUMENT directory), and another which offers the source code and a compiled version for the read software (SOFTWARE directory ). README files in each directory offer more information about their contents.
Related Link: data access via the GB/NCAS/BADC site
DIF metadata: Original DIF metadata
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