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ABOUT CLOUD OBJECTS REFERENCES DATA ACCESS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATED WEB SITES
Statistical Analyses of Satellite Cloud Object Data for Large Ensemble Evaluation of Cloud Models

Satellite Cloud Object Data Website Objective

With the NASA strategic objective to advance knowledge of Earth, the NASA Clouds and the Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) project is designed to improve our understanding of the relationship between clouds and solar and longwave radiation. This website supports the ongoing CERES project by providing access to the CERES cloud object data. This dataset is based on a cloud object identification algorithm using inputs from the CERES instantaneous footprint SSF data. The cloud object data provide a unique way to diagnose the relationship between cloud properties and the top-of-atmosphere shortwave and longwave radiation for specific cloud types. This information can be used to study the effects of cloud on the Earth's climate system.

For more information about the CERES project, please visit the CERES website.

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DECEMBER 2011 - TERRA AND AQUA EDITION 1 DATA RELEASED
Release of new Terra and Aqua cloud objects.    » Read More …


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