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Rossow and Duenas 2004

Rossow, W.B., and E. Duenas, 2004: The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) web site: An online resource for research. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 85, 167-172, doi:10.1175/BAMS-85-2-167.

An ISCCP Web site (https://isccp.giss.nasa.gov) was created by a research group at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) to support ISCCP project functions, but it has continued to evolve to provide much more and a wider variety of information, data access, and illustrations of data analysis results. The wide range of studies conducted with the ISCCP datasets and the changing environment for accessing datasets over the Internet suggested the need for the Web site to provide: 1) a larger variety of information about the project and its data products for a much wider variety of users [e.g., people who may not use a particular ISCCP data product but could use some ancillary information (such as the map grid definition, topography, snow and ice cover)]; 2) more information about the main data products in several different forms (e.g., illustrations of the cloud analysis method) and more flexible access to the full documentation; 3) access to more data summaries and diagnostic statistics to illustrate research possibilities for students, for classroom use by educators, or for users with "simple" climatology questions (e.g., annual and seasonal means); and 4) direct access to the complete data products (e.g., the whole monthly mean cloud dataset is now available online).

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@article{ro08600k,
  author={Rossow, W. B. and Duenas, E.},
  title={The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) web site: An online resource for research},
  year={2004},
  journal={Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.},
  volume={85},
  pages={167--172},
  doi={10.1175/BAMS-85-2-167},
}

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AU  - Duenas, E.
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TI  - The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) web site: An online resource for research
JA  - Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.
VL  - 85
SP  - 167
EP  - 172
DO  - 10.1175/BAMS-85-2-167
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