Satellite Data

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE)

  • Includes: Monthly means, modified monthly means and long-term means (climatologies); only those variables most similar to standard GCM-derived fields have been accessed and archived.

Clouds and the Earth's Radiation Energy System (CERES)

  • Includes: Monthly means, long-term means (climatologies) and mean meridional energy transports.

International Satellite Cloud Climatology (ISCCP)

  • Includes: Monthly and long-term (climatologies) means for Stage C2 data and Stage D2 data; surface flux data

Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU)

  • Includes: Monthly and long-term (climatologies) means

Nimbus-7 Cloud Matrix (CMATRIX)

  • Includes: Monthly and long-term (climatologies) means

Nimbus-7 Earth Radiation Budget (ERB)

  • Includes: Monthly and long-term (climatologies) means

NOAA Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR)

  • Includes: Monthly and long-term (climatologies) means

Satellite Equatorial Crossing Times (ECT) - Corrected OLR datasets

  • Includes: One mean per month, or per day.

Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I)

  • Includes: Monthly means of water vapor.

NASA Water Vapor Project (NVAP) Daily Precipitatable Water

  • Includes: Daily, monthly and climatologies

Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP)

  • Includes: Monthly means and random error variable.

Xie-Arkin Monthly Precipitation (CMAP)

  • Includes: CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

  • Includes: Includes 3-hourly data, daily data and monthly means of precipitation