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Title: Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations (1988) (NDP-026)

Abstract

With some data from as early as 1930, global long-term monthly and/or seasonal total cloud cover, cloud type amounts and frequencies of occurrence, low cloud base heights, harmonic analyses of annual and diurnal cycles, interannual variations and trends, and cloud type co-occurrences have been compiled and presented in two atlases (Warren et al. 1988, 1990). These data were derived from land and ship synoptic weather reports from the "SPOT" archive of the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (FNOC) and from Release 1 of the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) for the years 1930-1979. The data are in 12 files (one containing latitude, longitude, land-fraction, and number of land stations for grid boxes; four containing total cloud, cloud types, harmonic analyses, and interannual variations and trends for land; four containing total cloud, cloud types, harmonic analyses, and interannual variations and trends for oceans; one containing first cloud analyses for the first year of the GARP Global Experiment (FGGE); one containing cloud-type co-occurrences for land and oceans; and one containing a FORTRAN program to read and produce maps).

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Cooperative Inst. for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
  2. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  3. Department of Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  4. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-026
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394925
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp026

Citation Formats

Hahn, Carole J., Warren, Stephen G., London, Julius, Jenne, Ray L., and Chervin, Robert M. Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations (1988) (NDP-026). United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp026.
Hahn, Carole J., Warren, Stephen G., London, Julius, Jenne, Ray L., & Chervin, Robert M. Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations (1988) (NDP-026). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp026
Hahn, Carole J., Warren, Stephen G., London, Julius, Jenne, Ray L., and Chervin, Robert M. 1988. "Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations (1988) (NDP-026)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp026. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394925. Pub date:Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1988
@article{osti_1394925,
title = {Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations (1988) (NDP-026)},
author = {Hahn, Carole J. and Warren, Stephen G. and London, Julius and Jenne, Ray L. and Chervin, Robert M.},
abstractNote = {With some data from as early as 1930, global long-term monthly and/or seasonal total cloud cover, cloud type amounts and frequencies of occurrence, low cloud base heights, harmonic analyses of annual and diurnal cycles, interannual variations and trends, and cloud type co-occurrences have been compiled and presented in two atlases (Warren et al. 1988, 1990). These data were derived from land and ship synoptic weather reports from the "SPOT" archive of the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (FNOC) and from Release 1 of the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) for the years 1930-1979. The data are in 12 files (one containing latitude, longitude, land-fraction, and number of land stations for grid boxes; four containing total cloud, cloud types, harmonic analyses, and interannual variations and trends for land; four containing total cloud, cloud types, harmonic analyses, and interannual variations and trends for oceans; one containing first cloud analyses for the first year of the GARP Global Experiment (FGGE); one containing cloud-type co-occurrences for land and oceans; and one containing a FORTRAN program to read and produce maps).},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp026},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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