ISCCP Surface Radiative Fluxes

SOURCE: http://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/projects/flux.html

DATA DESCRIPTION: The ISCCP-FD RadFlux dataset contains upwelling and downwelling, shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes at the surface. These were derived using a complete radiative transfer model from the GISS GCM with observations of the physical properties of the surface, atmosphere, and clouds based on the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) data sets.

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 2007

FORMAT: netCDF

GRID: Global - 2.5 degree (144 x 72)

LEVELS: Single Level

TIMES: One mean per month averaged over all times or specific times of day.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: July 1983-Dec 2007

FIELDS:

Description Name Units
LW downwelling surface flux FLDS W m-2
Clear sky LW downwelling surface flux FLDSC W m-2
LW upwelling surface flux FLUS W m-2
Clear sky LW upwelling surface flux FLUSC W m-2
SW downwelling surface flux FSDS W m-2
Clearsky SW downwelling surface flux FSDSC W m-2
SW upwelling surface flux FSUS W m-2
Clearsky SW upwelling surface flux FSUSC W m-2

MSS Directory: /CTSAT/ISCCP/SFC_FLUX/2.5DG/ (2.5 degree grid)

Filename: ISCCP.SFCFLUX.nc


Any questions in using the dataset/products may be directed to Dr. Yuanchong Zhang of Columbia University/NASA GISS.

For ISCCP-related scientific questions, questions may also be directed to Dr. William Rossow at NASA GISS.

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