CERES Level 3
Entry Title: CERES MODIS and GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Edition2A

Entry ID: CER_ISCCP-D2like-Mrg_GEO-MODIS_Edition3A_3A
Clouds
Description

CER_ISCCP-D2like-Mrg_GEO-MODIS_Edition2A is a legacy ISCCP-D2like-Mrg data product.The Monthly Gridded Cloud Averages (ISCCP-D2like-Mrg) archival data product contains monthly and monthly 3-hourly (GMT-based) 1??x1?? gridded regional mean cloud properties as a function of 18 cloud types, similar to the ISCCP D2 product, where the cloud properties are stratified by pressure, optical depth, and phase. The Mrg product combines daytime cloud properties from Terra-MODIS (10:30 AM local equator crossing time LECT), Aqua-MODIS (1:30 PM LECT), and geostationary satellites (GEO) to provide the most diurnally complete daytime ISCCP-D2like product. The GEO cloud properties have been normalized with MODIS for diurnal consistency. The CERES MODIS-derived cloud properties are not the official NASA MODIS cloud retrievals, but are based on the CERES cloud working group retrievals that are also available in other CERES products. The CERES MODIS-derived cloud properties provide coverage from pole to pole. The 3-hourly GMT-based GEO cloud properties come from five satellites at 8km nominal resolution with coverage limited to 60??N to 60??S. The GEO daytime cloud retrievals incorporate only a visible and IR channel common to all geostationary satellites for spatial consistency. The geostationary calibration is normalized to Terra-MODIS. Each ISCCP-D2like file covers a single month.Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) is a key component of the Earth Observing System (EOS) program. The CERES instruments provide radiometric measurements of the Earth's atmosphere from three broadband channels. The CERES missions are a follow-on to the successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) mission. The first CERES instrument (PFM) was launched on November 27, 1997 as part of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Two CERES instruments (FM1 and FM2) were launched into polar orbit on board the EOS flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board EOS Aqua on May 4, 2002. The newest CERES instrument (FM5) was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011.

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD FRACTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD MIDLAYER TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2002-07-01 - 2016-11-01
Temporal Resolution: Monthly-3Hourly/Monthly
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
GMS-5
Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-5
VISSR-GMS
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS Series)
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
MSG
Meteosat Second Generation
Instruments not applicable.
AQUA
Earth Observing System, AQUA
MODIS
Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
GOES-15 Imager
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 15-Imager
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
GOES N-P IMAGER
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
GOES N-P IMAGER
GOES-13 Imager
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
GOES I-M IMAGER
GOES-12 Imager
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12-Imager
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
GOES-11 Imager
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 11-Imager
GOES I-M IMAGER
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
GOES I-M IMAGER
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
GOES I-M IMAGER
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
GOES I-M IMAGER
GOES-8 Imager
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
Multi-functional Transport Satellite 1 Replacement
JAMI
Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager
MTSAT 2 Imager
TERRA
Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
MODIS
Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
SEVIRI
Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
SEVIRI
Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
SEVIRI
Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
VISSR-METEOSAT
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer (METEOSAT Series)
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 2013-12-18
Last updated on 2017-06-05