International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) focuses on the distribution and variation of cloud radiative properties to improve the understanding of the effects of clouds on climate, the radiation budget, and the long-term global hydrologic cycle.

Note: Newly reprocessed ISCCP H series data products (HGM, HGH, HGG, HXG, HXS) for 1982-2015 are now available from NOAA/NCEI.

Disciplines:   Clouds Radiation Budget
Legacy Products
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
ISCCP_D2_1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D2 Monthly Cloud Products - Revised Algorithm in Hierarchical Data Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2009-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ISCCP_ICESNOW_NAT_1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Ice Snow Product in Native Data Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-03 - 2009-12-28
Temporal Resolution:
Weekly
ISCCP_TOVS_NAT_1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) TOVS in Native Data Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1980-01-01 - 2009-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
ISCCP_DX_1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage DX Pixel Level Cloud Product - Revised Algorithm in Hierarchical Data Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-06-30 - 2009-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
ISCCP_B3_NAT_1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2009-12-31
Temporal Resolution Range:
Hourly - < Daily
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
ISCCP_D1_1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D1 3-Hourly Cloud Products - Revised Algorithm in Hierarchical Data Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2009-12-31
Temporal Resolution Range:
Hourly - < Daily
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly