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

SAGE III L2 Monthly Cloud Presence Data (HDF-EOS)

SAGE III L2 Monthly Cloud Presence Data

Project Title: 
SAGE III
Discipline: 
Version: 
V3
Level: 
L2
Platform: 
M3M (METEOR-3M)
Spatial Coverage: 

50 to 80 degrees North, 30 - 50 degrees South

Spatial Resolution: 

1 km vertical

Temporal Coverage: 

02/27/2002 - 12/31/2005

Temporal Resolution: 

1 file per month

File Format: 
HDF-EOS

Search and Order: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/M3M/SAGEIII/CLOUD_HDF-EOS_L3-V3.0
(see below for Data Citation information)

Cloud Height
Cloud Amount/Frequency
Cloud Vertical Distribution

Search and Order: Earthdata Search 
FTP Access: Data Pool

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To cite the data in publications:
SAGE III Science Team (2013), SAGE III Level 2 Data, Hampton, VA, USA: NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Accessed <author citing data inserts date here> at doi: 10.5067/M3M/SAGEIII/CLOUD_HDF-EOS_L3-V3.0