NASA SatCORPS Himawari Cloud Retrieval Data

This dataset contains cloud retrieval data from the Himawari satellite during SOCRATES. These data were produced by the NASA Langley’s Satellite ClOud and Radiation Property retrieval System (SatCORPS) group. The retrievals include broadband shortwave albedo, broadband longwave flux, cloud infrared emittance, cloud phase, cloud optical depth, effective particle radius or diameter, liquid or ice water path, cloud effective temperature, cloud top and bottom pressure, cloud effective pressure, cloud top and bottom height, cloud effective height, skin temperature, clear sky reflectance, infrared clear sky temperature, visible and near infrared reflectance, solar infrared temperature, infrared channel temperature, infrared mid-level water vapor, and the split-window channel temperature. The data are in NetCDF format.

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  • Begin:  2018-01-04T14:00:00Z
    End:  2018-02-25T23:29:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2018-01-04T14:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2018-02-25T23:29:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -0.50000
Bounding Box South Lat -71.50000
Bounding Box West Long 80.50000
Bounding Box East Long -170.50000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : README_SatCORPS_Himawari_SOCRATES_V2-2.txt

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Author William L. Smith
Patrick Minnis
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2020-10-06T19:04:21
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 552.027
Resource Version 2.2
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::552.027
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation William L. Smith, Patrick Minnis. (2020). NASA SatCORPS Himawari Cloud Retrieval Data. 2.2. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 30 May 2023.

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