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CERES MODIS and GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Day Edition3A
Entry ID: CERES_ISCCP-D2like-Mrg-DAY_Ed3A

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Abstract: CER_ISCCP-D2like-Mrg_GEO-MODIS-DAY_Edition3A is the current ISCCP-D2like-Mrg data product.

The Monthly Gridded Cloud Averages (ISCCP-D2like-Mrg) archival data product contains monthly and monthly 3-hourly (GMT-based) 1x1 gridded regional mean cloud properties as a function of 18 cloud types, similar to the ISCCP D2 product, where the cloud properties are stratified by pressure, optical depth, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CERES Science Team (David Doelling, NASA/ASDC)
Dataset Title: CERES -MERGED HDF file - Edition 3A
Dataset Series Name: CER_-MERGEd_Ed3A
Dataset Release Date: 2013
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)
Version: 3A
Dataset Editor: D. Doelling
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Stop Date: 2012-06-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual

Temporal Resolution: Monthly 3-Hourly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual

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Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: CER_ISCCP-D2like-Mrg_GEO-MODIS-DAY_Edition3A

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Email: ceres-help at
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
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Wielicki, B. A., B. R. Barkstrom, E. F. Harrison, R. B. Lee III, G. L. Smith, and J. E. Cooper, 1996: Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES): An Earth Observing System Experiment, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 853-868.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-12-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-04

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