Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

ISCCP-M

Projects: 
Discipline: 
Spatial Coverage: 
10 km
Temporal Coverage: 
30 years
Definition/Description: 

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) - Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs). The proposed work is to enhance the use of observations from the available constellation of satellites for studying the role of clouds in causing weather and climate variations and to extend the data record to the end of the GEWEX project in 2012 as called for in the Global Earth Observing System of Systems plan.