Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 41–60, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-41-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 41–60, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-41-2020

Data description paper 06 Jan 2020

Data description paper | 06 Jan 2020

Cloud_cci Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer post meridiem (AVHRR-PM) dataset version 3: 35-year climatology of global cloud and radiation properties

Martin Stengel et al.

Data sets

ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative (ESA Cloud_cci) data: Cloud_cci AVHRR-PM L3C/L3U PRODUCTS v3.0 Stengel, M., Sus, O., Stapelberg, S., Finkensieper, S., Würzler, B., Philipp, D., Hollmann, R., and Poulsen, C. https://doi.org/10.5676/DWD/ESA_Cloud_cci/AVHRR-PM/V003

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Short summary
The Cloud_cci AVHRR-PMv3 dataset contains global, cloud and radiative flux properties covering the period of 1982 to 2016. The properties were retrieved from AVHRR measurements recorded by afternoon satellites of the NOAA POES missions. Validation against CALIOP, BSRN and CERES demonstrates the high quality of the data. The Cloud_cci AVHRR-PMv3 dataset allows for a large variety of climate applications that build on cloud properties, radiative flux properties and/or the link between them.