NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Cover Layer (CCL) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS


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            title:  NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Cover Layer (CCL) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS
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        abstract:  This dataset contains a high quality Environmental Data Record (EDR) of Cloud Cover Layers (CCL) from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite and is produced by the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). The CCL EDR is a cloud product derived from several other Retained Intermediate Products (RIPs) including, Cloud Optical Properties (COP), Cloud Top Parameters (CTP), Perform Parallax Correction (PPC), and Cloud Base Height (CBH). Cloud cover is the fraction of a given area on the Earth's surface where a line segment extending between two altitudes intersects a cloud. CCL also includes a binary map (cloudy/not cloudy) that highlights cells that contain clouds. The RIPs are 750 meter spatial resolution products and the output EDRs are gridded to 6 km resolution. Global coverage is generated approximately every 12 hours. By default, IDPS VIIRS CCL data obtained from the Comprehensive Large-Array Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed in four aggregated 86-second granules in Hierarchical Data Format v.5 (HDF5) with metadata attributes included.
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            otherConstraints:  Cite as: Heidinger, Andrew, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2013): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Cover Layers (CCL) Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
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            otherConstraints:  Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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                            description:  Walther, A., Heidinger, A., et al, (2013), The expected performance of cloud optical and microphysical properties derived from Suomi NPP VIIRS day/night band lunar reflectance, J. Geo. Res. Atmo., 118(23), 13230—13240, doi:10.1002/2013JD020478
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