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

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Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

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Cloud Motion Vector (CMV) 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.

The CMV product provides conveniently organized, high quality retrievals of cloud motion due to advection.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon


0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/3/2000 - Present


Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon


0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/1/2000 - Present


Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon


0.5° x 0.5° grid

12/1/1999 - Present

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