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

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DSCOVR_EPIC_L2_CLOUD_01

DSCOVR_EPIC_L2_CLOUD_01

The EPIC Level 2 cloud products include Cloud Mask (CM), Cloud Effective Pressure (CEP), Cloud Effective Height (CEH), and Cloud Optical Thickness (COT). All the products are provided at the EPIC original temporal and special resolutions. CEP and CEH are provided for oxygen A- and B-bands, respectively.

Project Title: 
DSCOVR
Discipline: 
Version: 
V1
Level: 
L2
Platform: 
DEEP SPACE CLIMATE OBSERVATORY
Instrument: 
Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera
Spatial Coverage: 

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

Spatial Resolution: 

10 km/pixel

Temporal Coverage: 

06/21/2015 - present

Temporal Resolution: 

1 - 2 Hours

File Format: 
HDF-5

Earthdata Search: Order Data

DOI: 

10.5067/EPIC/DSCOVR/L2_Cloud_01
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EPIC Cloud Mask (8-bit integer: 1: high confidence clear, 2: low confidence clear,
              3: low confidence cloudy, and 4: high confidence cloudy)
Oxygen A-band Cloud Effective Pressure (in 0.1 mb)
Oxygen A-band Cloud Effective Height (in meter)
Oxygen B-band Cloud Effective Pressure (in 0.1 mb)
Oxygen B-band Cloud Effective Height (in meter)
Cloud Optical Thickness – assuming liquid phase
Cloud Optical Thickness – assuming ice phase