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 D1 and D2 Legacy Products

ISCCP D1 and D2 Legacy Products

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) focuses on the distribution and variation of cloud radiative properties to improve the understanding of the effects of clouds on climate, the radiation budget, and the long-term global hydrologic cycle.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ISCCP D1 NAT

Gridded Product, NATIVE file format

3-hourly, global

280km equal-area grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2009

ISCCP D2 NAT

Monthly Summary, NATIVE file format

Monthly, global

280km equal-area grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2009

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