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Cloud_cci Prototype Datasets available

The Cloud CCI prototype dataset, spanning three years 2007 to 2009, have been processed and are available:



Cloud_cci product details can be found here:

 Additionally we provide data set description sheets:

summarizing essential information needed for users of any level who wish to use the ESA Cloud_cci cloud properties data set for climate applications. Two product families are produced in Cloud_cci. The first family is an AATSR-MODIS-AVHRR heritage product group (CC4CL), which contains the cloud properties separately derived from AATSR (Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer), MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) and AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer). The second product family contains cloud properties derived from AATSR and MERIS using a synergetic retrieval system (FAME-C).

In the first phase (2010 – 2013) of the Cloud_cci project prototype retrieval versions were established leading to preliminary data sets covering 2007 – 2009. In phase 2 (2014 – 2016) both algorithms are further improved and two multi-decadal coherent global data sets of GCOS cloud property ECVs will be generated covering a time period of 33 years from 1982 to 2014.