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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)
(High, Mid-Thick)
Deep Convection
(High, Thick)
440-680mb Altocumulus
(Mid, Thin)
(Mid, Mid-Thick)
(Mid, Thick)
680-1000mb Cumulus
(Low, Thin)
(Low, Mid-Thick)
(Low, Thick)

CldTypHist Product Parameters

Order Tool View
TOA Fluxes
(observed and computed)
Surface Fluxes
Cloud Properties
[Diurnally Complete]
Auxiliary Data
  • 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
Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
Monthly CldTypHist N/A N/A
Monthly Hourly CldTypHist N/A N/A

CldTypHist Product Availability

CldTypHist Product Processing Status ( by year / by month / by product edition)
Product Sat
Level 3
CldTypHist Mrg
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Level 3
Mar GEO CldTypHist 2000 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2001 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2002 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2003 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2004 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2005 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2006 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2007 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2008 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2009 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2010 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2011 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2012 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2013 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2014 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2015 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2016 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2017 Available   GEO CldTypHist 2018 Available Nov GEO CldTypHist 2019 Available

 Mrg: Combines Terra-MODIS, Aqua-MODIS, and GEO cloud properties.

 Terra Available  Aqua Available  S-NPP Available  NOAA20 Available
 GEO Available  Mrg (GEO-MODIS) Available  
 Combined (Terra+Aqua)  Combined (Terra+NPP)  Not Available (odd rows)  Not Available (even rows)

  • By clicking on "by month", a more detailed table will be rendered with the ability to click on specific months for daily and hourly Level 2 and Level 1B products.
  • By clicking on "by product edition", a more detailed table will be rendered with the versions of the product available.

CERES Instrument Temporal Coverage
Spacecraft Instrument(s) Launch Date Start Date End Date
TRMM PFM 11/27/1997 12/27/1997 05/29/2001
Terra FM1 & FM2 12/18/1999 02/25/2000 Still in operation
Aqua FM3 & FM4 05/04/2002 06/19/2002 Still in operation
S-NPP FM5 10/28/2011 01/27/2012 Still in operation
J01 FM6 11/18/2017 01/6/2018 Still in operation

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