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CERES CldTypHist Product Information


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CldTypHist Documentation


CldTypHist Product Features

  • The CldTypHist product provides CERES-MODIS and geostationary satellite cloud properties stratified by cloud pressure and optical depth.


CldTypHist Cloud Types


Pressure Cloud Optical Depth
0.0 - 3.6 3.6 - 23 23 - 380
10-440mb Cirrus
(High, Thin)
Cirrostratus
(High, Mid-Thick)
Deep Convection
(High, Thick)
440-680mb Altocumulus
(Mid, Thin)
Altostratus
(Mid, Mid-Thick)
Nimbostratus
(Mid, Thick)
680-1000mb Cumulus
(Low, Thin)
Stratocumulus
(Low, Mid-Thick)
Stratus
(Low, Thick)


CldTypHist Product Parameters


TOA Fluxes
(observed and computed)
Surface Fluxes
(computed)
In-Atmospheric
Fluxes
(computed)
Cloud Properties
(MODIS and GEO)
[Diurnally Complete]
Aerosols
(MODIS)
Auxiliary Data
(GMAO GEOS)
     
  • Cloud Area Fraction
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Effective Height
  • Cloud Top Pressure
  • Cloud Top Temperature
  • Cloud Top Height
  • Cloud Visible Optical Depth
  • Liquid Water Path
  • Ice Water Path
  • Cloud Particle Radius
  • Infrared Emissivity
 
  • Skin Temperature
  • Surface Pressure
  • Precipitable Water
  • Wind Speed
  • Inversion Strength



CldTypHist Spatial and Temporal Resolutions


  Spatial Resolutions
Temporal
Resolutions
Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
Global
Monthly CldTypHist N/A N/A
Monthly Hourly CldTypHist N/A N/A









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