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 ISCCP-D2like Legacy

CERES ISCCP-D2like Legacy

Level 3: Spatially (1°x1° lat/lon regional, 1° zonal, global) and temporally (daily, monthly, etc.) averaged fluxes and clouds.

Description: CERES-MODIS and GEO cloud properties stratified by ISCCP cloud types and in the similar D2 format.  

Merged: Terra + Aqua MODIS and 3-hourly geostationary cloud retrievals for daytime only. 
GEO: 3-hourly geostationary-only cloud retrievals for daytime only. 
Day/Nit: Single satellite MODIS-only cloud retrievals stratified by daytime and nighttime. Nighttime cloud retrievals are based on MODIS IR channels only and may not be of the same quality as the daytime retrievals.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ISCCP-D2like-Merged Ed2A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2010

ISCCP-D2like-GEO Ed2A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

03/01/2000 - 02/28/2010

ISCCP-D2like-Day Terra Ed2A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

03/01/2000 - 06/30/2010 (combining FM1 and FM2 files)

ISCCP-D2like-Nit Terra Ed2A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

03/2000 - 06/2010 (combining FM1 and FM2 files)

CERES read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.