Atmosphere-Based Data Products


GMAOaerosolAerosols
Aerosols such as dust, sea salt, organic and black carbon, and sulfate, interact both directly and indirectly with the Earth's radiation budget and climate. Climate modelers use observational aerosols as input to their climate models and generate output containing modeled aerosols.

Spatial Coverage: Global
CERESlogoCloud and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES)
CERES products include both solar-reflected and Earth-emitted radiation from the top of the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. CDS provides access to CERES shortwave and longwave radiation data through the obs4MIPs project in the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 03/2000 - latest processed, monthly
Data Resolution: 1° x 1°

CloudLibraryCloud Library

CDS provides access to simulated cloud data sets to be used in the development of large-scale cloud parameterization (microphysics, subgrid cloud distributions, overlapping, convection and downdraft) or in studying remote sensing signals through instrumental simulators. Access to the Cloud Library requires an account that can be requested online.

HSLECMWF
The European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts' ERA-Interim reanalysis uses the Integrated Forecast System, cycle 31r2 (IFS-Cy31r2) and covers the period from 1979 to the present. CDS provides access to the ERA-Interim reanalysis data through the ESGF ana4MIPs project for the purpose of comparing Reanalysis data to Observational data, the IPCC AR5 Climate Model data, as well as other Reanalyses.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1979 - present
Data Resolution: .75° x .75°

GPCPGlobal Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP)
The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) monthly precipitation dataset combines observations and satellite precipitation data into 2.5°x2.5° global grids. CDS provides access to GPCP data through the obs4MIPs project in the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: 88.75N - 88.75S, 1.25E - 358.75E
Temporal Coverage: monthly
Data Resolution: 2.5°x2.5°

ESGF_Model_Obs_CompGMAO MERRA
The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office's (GMAO) Modern Era-Retrospective Analysis for Research and Analysis (MERRA) is a NASA reanalysis using a modern satellite data and the Goddard Earth Observing System Data Assimilation System Version 5 (GEOS-5). focused on historical analyses of the hydrological cycle. CDS provides access to GMAO's reanalysis data through the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1979 - present, monthly
Data Resolution: 0.5° x 0.67°

JRA-logo-middleJMA JRA-25
The Japanese Meteorological Agency's (JMA) Japanese 25-year Reanalysis project (JRA-25) is a reanalysis using the JMA numerical assimilation and forecast system. It covers the period from 1979 to 2004 with the goal of enhancing the analysis of the Asian region. CDS provides access to the JRA-25 reanalysis data through the ESGF ana4MIPs project for the purpose of comparing Reanalysis data to Observational data, the IPCC AR5 Climate Model data, as well as other Reanalyses.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1979 - 2004
Data Resolution: 1.25° x 1.25°
TRMMTropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) monitors and studies tropical and subtropical rainfall and CDS provides access to this data through the obs4MIPs project in ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: 50°N - 50°S
Temporal Coverage: 1998 - 2012, monthly, 3 hourly
Data Resolution: 0.25°x0.25°