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Surface Solar Irradiance Derived from ISCCP

| DOI: 10.5065/QWT9-3V85

Global surface solar irradiance data derived from ISCCP data in 2.5-degree-square boxes. Daily and monthly total irradiance, daily clear sky irradiance, monthly cloud fraction, and standard deviation of total irradiance.

The new high-resolution (DX) data is in ds741.1 dataset.

Temporal Range:
1983-07-01 to 1991-06-30
Cloud Frequency Visible Imagery
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=178.875W Easternmost=178.875E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=88.875S Northernmost=88.875N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Bishop, J.K.B., W.B. Rossow, and E.G. Dutton, 1997: Surface solar irradiance from ISCCP 1983-1991 J. Geophys. Res. (Atmospheres), 102, 6883-6910.

Liu, W.T., Zhang, A., and J.K.B. Bishop, 1994: Evaporation and solar irradiance as regulators of sea surface temperature in annual and inter annual changes J. Geophys. Res., 99(C6), 12623-12637.

Bishop, J.K.B. and W.B. Rossow, 1991: Spatial and temporal variability of global surface solar irradiance J. Geophys. Res., 96(C9), 16839-16858.

Total Volume:
395.94 MB
Data Formats:
Binary (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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