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

ISCCP-M Data and Informtion

ISCCP-M Data and Information

Global Cloud Process Studies in the Context of Decadal Climate Variability: Enhancement and Continuation of Data Analysis for the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP)


Principal Investigator: William Rossow, The City University of New York, The City College


The proposed work is to enhance the use of observations from the available constellation of satellites for studying the role of clouds in causing weather and climate variations and to extend the data record to the end of the GEWEX project in 2012 as called for in the Global Earth Observing System of Systems plan. The PI will create an alternate collection with 10 km spatial sampling instead of the current 30 km, and use refined calibrations. If possible, the team will extend the ISCCP record back to at least 1981, possibly even to 1979.  The new ISCCP-M data will be received from the NOAA National Climactic Data Center (NCDC) in Ashville, NC instead of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City.


Format: NetCDF

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