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

MISR CGCL

Component Global Cloud Product

The MISR Level 3 Products are global or regional maps of select parameters from the Level 2 products and associated covariances reported on various geographic grids depending on the data product. Parameters from multiple orbits are combined to make complete Level 3 global maps at daily (D), monthly (M), quarterly (Q), and yearly (Y) time scales and regional maps associated with field campaigns at daily and monthly time scales.

First Look (products ending in F): Initial data processed with apriori boundary conditions. Once actual conditions are obtained (about 3 months), the data are reprocessed to final product.
Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
MIL3DCLD

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/25/2000 - Present

MIL3MCLD

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/1/2000 - Present

MIL3QCLD

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Quarterly/Seasonal

0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/1/2000 - Present

MIL3YCLD

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Yearly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

12/1/1999- Present

MI3DCDF

First Look product. Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids. Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MI3MCDF

First Look product. Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids. Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MI3DCLDN

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/25/2000 - Present

MI3MCLDN

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/1/2000 - Present

MI3QCLDN

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Quarterly/Seasonal

0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/1/2000 - Present

MI3YCLDN

Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Yearly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

12/1/1999 - Present

MI3DCDNF

First Look product. Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file per grid. Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MI3MCDNF

First Look product. Stage 2 & 3 Validated, 1 file per grid. Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

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