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International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) Product in Native (NAT) Format (ISCCP_TOVS_NAT)

By William B. Rossow

Abstract

Since 1983 an international group of institutions has collected and analyzed satellite radiance measurements from up to five geostationary and two polar orbiting satellites to infer the global distribution of cloud properties and their diurnal, seasonal and interannual variations. The primary focus of the first phase of the project (1983-1995) was the elucidation of the role of clouds in the radiation budget (top of the atmosphere and surface). In the second phase of the project (1995 onwards) the analysis also concerns improving understanding of clouds in the global hydrological cycle. [Location=GLOBAL] [Temporal_Coverage: Start_Date=1983-07-01; Stop_Date=] [Spatial_Coverage: Southernmost_Latitude=-90; Northernmost_Latitude=90; Westernmost_Longitude=-180; Easternmost_Longitude=180] [Data_Resolution: Latitude_Resolution=280 degree; Longitude_Resolution=280 degree; Temporal_Resolution=Daily - < Monthly]

Topics: Geosciences (General)
Year: 1900
OAI identifier: oai:casi.ntrs.nasa.gov:20080012195
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