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

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ISCCP-D2like-Day Terra Ed3A

ISCCP-D2like-Day Terra Ed3A

Project Title: 
CERES
Version: 
Edition 3A
Level: 
L3
Platform: 
Terra
Instrument: 
FM1, FM2
Spatial Coverage: 

(-90, 90)(-180,180)

Spatial Resolution: 

Regional

Temporal Coverage: 

FM3: 11/01/2002 - 02/28/2017
FM4: 07/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

Temporal Resolution: 

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

File Format: 
HDF

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Subset/Visualization Tool: 

CERES Order Tool (netCDF)

DOI: 

10.5067/Terra/CERES/ISCCP-D2LIKE-DAY_Terra_L3.003A
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Cloud Parameters (MODIS or GEO)

Cloud Area Fraction
Cloud Effective Pressure
Cloud Effective Temperature
Liquid Water Path
Ice Water Path
Water Particle Radius
Ice Particle Effective Diameter
Infrared Emissivity
Cloud Visible Optical Depth

Search and Order: Earthdata Search 

Subset/Visualization Tool: CERES Order Tool

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