CloudSat Product Stats - Algorithm Developer Edition
Cirrus Occurrence JJA 2009

The Level 3 products contain histograms of variables related to radar reflectivity, cloud mask, cloud classification, and precipitation, on fixed grids of 5x5 degrees and 10x10 degrees, at the full 240 m vertical resolution of the radar. Products are available on monthly, three-monthly, and annual timescales. There are two types of products users can choose from. Level 3F (Full) RMCP products contain the above histograms but little additional processing, and can be considered "expert-level" products. Level 3S (Simplified) RMCP products feature additional processing and contain representations of quantities like cloud fraction on levels and in columns, and occurrence fractions of clouds of differing types, as well as precipitation.

NOTE: The data files are not accessible via the online data ordering page. You can access these products via the public FTP server at ftp://ftp.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu under the 3F-RMCP.R05_V0001 and 3S-RMCP.R05_V0001 directories. Use your credentials for this website to log in.

Process Description and Interface Control Document (PDICD)

File Name Last Modified
L3_R05_V0001_Known_Issues.pdf (26 KB) October 28, 2019
3FS-RMCP_PDICD.R05_V0001.rev0.pdf (563 KB) October 28, 2019

Algorithm Specifications

No Algorithm Specifications (AIMS) results found. Please reference the Process Description and Interface Control Document (PDICD).