NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Cloud and Clear-Sky Radiation Properties, Version 1.0

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) March 1, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update monthly

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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) March 1, 2015 (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: Minnis, Patrick; Bedka, Kristopher; and the NOAA CDR Program (2015): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Cloud and Clear-Sky Radiation Properties, Version 1.0. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.789/V5HT2M8T [access date]., See the Use Agreement for this CDR available on the CDR 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 monthly
Graphic Preview Description Sample image from dataset
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Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00876
Harvest Object Id f31ca571-30a0-4164-a04a-29b2e376a13c
Harvest Source Id e3e3e1d2-c4a0-460f-9b01-d39db73f16bd
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence See the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for a description of the use limitations for this dataset. Cloud pixel detection is CDR quality during both day and night, but is not CDR quality at night over snow/ice covered regions. Cloud optical depth and effective radius is not CDR quality at night or over snow/ice covered regions. There are significant issues with noise in 3.74 um radiances prior to NOAA-15. While efforts have been made to address the noise issue, no method can do this perfectly and this will have an impact on the cloud detection and retrieval results. NOAA-16 and -17, and MetOp-A and -B all switch the Channel 3 data from 3.74 um to 1.61 um during the day. The cloud algorithms must be adjusted to account for this channel switch and this will have an impact on the cloud detection and retrieval results. TIROS-N, NOAA-6, -8, and -10 do not have a 12 um channel. The 12 um channel is quite important at night so we expect that this will have a significant impact on the cloud detection and retrieval results. The term "daytime" above implies a solar zenith angle < 82 deg
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress planned
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1978-11-05

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