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Blended and Reconstructed Oceanic Monthly Cloudiness Estimates

| DOI: 10.5065/E574-7023

Monthly cloudiness estimates are produced by blending satellite estimates from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) with in situ estimates from the International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS). The monthly estimates are on a 2.5 degree spatial grid giving total cloud cover in oktas (0-8) for 1983-2008. The spatially complete blended estimate is then used to form reconstruction statistics for a longer time period. Using those statistics, the ICOADS historical cloudiness data is used to form a 5 degree global ocean total cloudiness reconstruction for 1900-2010.

Temporal Range:
1900 to 2010 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Cloud Frequency
Temporal Frequencies:
Every month (Mean)
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
Total Volume:
8.84 MB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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