National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce

Search - CLOUDS

Data Description

    AVHRR Enterprise Clouds (CLOUDS) - The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer 3 (AVHRR/3) onboard MetOp-C is a cross track scanner that senses the Earth's radiation via six channels ranging from 0.58 to 12.5 microns. These channels cover the visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR), shortwave-infrared (SWIR), medium-wave-infrared (MWIR), and thermal-infrared (TIR) spectral regions. AVHRR/3 provides day and night imaging of land, water and clouds, and measures sea surface temperature, ice, snow and vegetation cover. This data family includes five Level-2 cloud products provided at three coverage resolutions: FRAC (1 km), GHRR (4 km) and HRPT (1 km). These products are produced by the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) and are distributed by the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) in the netCDF-4 file format with attributes included. Expand the "Details - Metadata, Documentation" section below for more details. Individual product (Datatype) descriptions, documentation, and possible bulk access options are available under the "Product Details" link.

Details - Metadata, Documentation



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AVHRR Cloud Cover/Layers
AVHRR Cloud Mask
AVHRR Cloud Phase
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AVHRR Daytime Cloud Optical and Microphysical Properties

Full Resolution Area Coverage (FRAC) 1km
Global High Resolution Radiometer (GHRR) 4km


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