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Cloud Properties - ISCCP

Sample image of NOAA CDR Cloud Properties - ISCCP product; it depicts the monthly mean cloud amount percentage for January 2009 across the globe.

This dataset provides advanced scientific researchers a high-quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of Cloud Properties from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP).

Cloud Properties - ISCCP focuses on the distribution and variation of cloud radiative properties to improve the understanding and modeling of the effects of clouds on climate. Additionally, it provides an improved understanding of the radiation budget, with the primary focus being the elucidation of the effects of clouds on the radiation balance. Furthermore, these data can also be used to support many other cloud studies, including understanding the long-term global hydrologic cycle.

    The CDR consists of several parts: 
      (1) ISCCP H-Series dataset,
      (2) ISCCP-Basic H-Series, and
      (3) Ancillary and input datasets.   

Principal Investigator: William B. Rossow, The City College of New York

For more information: ISCCP

Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's DOI landing page for citation details at doi:10.7289/V5QZ281S.