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 Data Products

CERES ISCCP-D2like Data Products

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 Ed3A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

03/01/2000 - 02/28/2017

ISCCP-D2like-GEO Ed3A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

03/01/2000 - 02/28/2017

ISCCP-D2like-Day Terra Ed3A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

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

ISCCP-D2like-Day Aqua Ed3A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

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

ISCCP-D2like-Nit Terra Ed3A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

FM1: 05/01/2000 - 02/28/2017
FM2: 03/01/2000 - 02/28/2006

ISCCP-D2like-Nit Aqua Ed3A

Monthly & Monthly 3-Hourly

Regional

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

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