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

CERES CldTypHist Data Products

CERES CldTypHist Data Products

Level 3: Spatially (1°x1° lat/lon regional) and temporally (monthly and monthly-hour) averaged cloud properties.

Description: The CldTypHist product contains CERES-MODIS and hourly geostationary mean cloud properties as a function of 18 cloud types, where the cloud properties are stratified by pressure, optical depth, and phase. Data is available separately for day and night.