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

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ISCCP Data and Information  

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 B3 NAT

Reduced Radiances, NATIVE file format

3-hourly

30km pixels

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2009

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ISCCP D1

Gridded Product

3-hourly, global

280km equal-area-grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2009

ISCCP D1 NAT

Gridded Product, NATIVE file format

3-hourly, global

280km equal-area grid

07/01-1983 - 12/31/2009

ISCCP D2

Monthly Summary

Monthly, 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

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ISCCP DX

Pixel Level Product

3-hourly, zipped per day

30km pixels

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2009

ISCCP DX NAT

Pixel Level Product, NATIVE file format

3-hourly

30km pixels

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2009

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ISCCP ICESNOW NAT

Merged Ice and Snow, NATIVE file format

5-day interval, global

112km equal-area grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2009

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ISCCP TOVS NAT

Atmospheric Profiles, NATIVE file format

Daily and monthly, global

280km equal-area grid

12/01/1980 - 12/31/2009

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