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CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Cloudiness Data

Global Data Sets

Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record
A Gridded Climatology of Clouds over Land (1971-1996) and Ocean (1954-2008) from Surface Observations Worldwide (CDIAC NDP-026E) C.J. Hahn and S.G. Warren Grid box statistics; monthly, seasonal, and annual Land 1971-1996; Ocean 1954-2008
Cloud Climatology for Land Stations Worldwide, 1971-2009
(CDIAC NDP-026D)
C.J. Hahn, S.G. Warren, and R. Eastman Station statistics; monthly, seasonal, and annual 1971-2009
Extended Edited Synoptic Cloud Reports from Ships and Land Stations Over the Globe, 1952-2009
(CDIAC NDP-026C)
C.J. Hahn, S.G. Warren, and R. Eastman Station synoptic observations Land 1971-2009; Ocean 1952-2008
Edited Synoptic Cloud Reports from Ships and Land Stations Over the Globe, 1982-1991
(CDIAC NDP-026B)
C.J. Hahn et al. Station synoptic observations Land and ocean; Dec 1981 - Nov 1991
Climatological Data For Clouds Over the Globe From Surface Observations, 1982-1991: The Total Cloud Edition (CDIAC NDP-026A) C.J. Hahn et al. Grid box statistics; monthly, seasonal, and annual Land and ocean; Dec 1981 - Nov 1991
Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations (CDIAC-026)
 
C.J. Hahn et al. Grid box statistics; monthly and seasonal Land 1971-1981; Ocean 1930-1981

Regional Data Sets

Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record
Trends in Total Cloud Amount Over China D. Kaiser Station and regional; seasonal and annual trends in total cloud amount 1951-1994
Historical Sunshine and Cloud Data in the United States (CDIAC NDP-021) P.M. Steurer and T.R. Karl Station data; monthly means of total cloud amount Varies by station; as long as 1871-1987
Six- and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations from 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (CDIAC NDP-048) V. Razuvaev et al. Station data; 6- and 3-hourly estimates of low and total cloud amount Varies by station; through 2000
Two Long-Term Instrumental Climatic Data Bases of the People's Republic of China (CDIAC NDP-039) S. Tao et al. Station data; monthly means total cloud amount Varies by station; through 1993

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