International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project, D-Series (Superseded)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

ISCCP D-Series has been superseded by a newer version. Users should not use ISCCP D-Series except in rare cases (e.g., when reproducing previous studies that used the ISCCP D-Series). ISCCP was established in 1982 as part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) to collect and analyze satellite radiance measurements to infer the global distribution of clouds, their properties, and their diurnal, seasonal, and interannual variations. Period of record is July 1, 1983 through December 31, 2009. ISCCP D-Series dataset consists of the following products: (1) D1 - Cloud products gridded to 2.5 deg at 3 hourly time steps. This includes about 200 variables, including cloud products, ancillary data and static data. (2) D2 - Monthly averages of cloud products gridded to 2.5 degree. This includes many variables and processing inputs (e.g., ancillary data) as well as outputs (cloud products, etc.). D2 data are temporal averages of the D1 data. (3) DX - Pixel level cloud products in the satellite-projection. This data is roughly 32 km and 3 hourly. This data is used to derive the D1 product. In addition, there are ancillary data files included with the archive; these inputs that are used to create the D-series data.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 1, 1987 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 1, 1987 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00976
Access Constraints Cite as: Russow, William, et al. (2009): International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project, D-Series [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date]., **ISCCP D-Series has been superseded by a newer version. Users should not use ISCCP D-Series except in rare cases (e.g., when reproducing previous studies that used the ISCCP D-Series).**, Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 6b264226-5b2c-4376-ba0e-690a08a5a283
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1983-07-01
Temporal Extent End 2009-12-31

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