International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Climate Data Record, H-Series

Metadata Updated: October 12, 2020

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 15, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

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2009 - January Mean Cloud Amount (Sample)

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 15, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Rossow, W.B.; Walker, A.; Golea, V.; Knapp, K. R.; Young, A.; Inamdar A.; Hankins, B.; and NOAA's Climate Data Record Program (2016): International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project Climate Data Record, H-Series [indicate subset used] NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date]. doi:10.7289/V5QZ281S, See the Use Agreement for this CDR available on the CDR dataset page., 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 quarterly
Graphic Preview Description 2009 - January Mean Cloud Amount (Sample)
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00956_ISCCP.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00956
Harvest Object Id a4bbe00e-8109-42b6-ab39-67f4c7ede10f
Harvest Source Id e3e3e1d2-c4a0-460f-9b01-d39db73f16bd
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence Even long-term averages show systematic spatial patterns in cloud amount and cloud properties caused by relying on geostationary satellites. Internally-inconsistent retrievals are included in averages, so that total cloudiness and the amount of very high, optically thin clouds is overstated to an unknown degree. Approximately 10% of the planet is covered with partly cloudy pixels and many of these are treated as fully cloudy in ISCCP data, complicating comparisons with models., See the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for a description of the use limitations for this dataset.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress planned
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1982-01-01

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