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Cloud Top Temperature

Other Names

Cloud Top Properties

Definition

It is the atmospheric temperature at the level of the cloud top.
Accurate information on cloud top temperature are needed in order to retrieve properly many atmospheric and surface properties. It also plays an important role in the net earth radiation budget studies.

Applications

1. Global energy budget
2. Climate change

GES DISC Datasets

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Click on the corresponding 'Data access' links in the table below to access products containing specific parameter.

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data Products
Begin Date End Date Data Access Doc
Cloud Top Temperature at ground pixel resolution mbar Aqua/AIRS 2002-08-30 Current AIRX2RET Y
AIRX2SUP Y
AIRH2RET Y
AIRH2SUP Y
Cloud Top Temperature daily/weekly/monthly averages, global 1x1 deg grids mbar Aqua/AIRS 2002-08-30 Current AIRS Level3 Y
NOAA/TOVS 1978-11-30 1995-07-05 NOAA/TOVS Y

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Last updated: Jul 08, 2013 03:28 PM ET