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Format & Content

L3 CLDPROP (Cloud Properties) Format & Content

The PDF link below allows one to download and view the complete SDS Inventory Table for the CLDPROP_L3 (which translates to either the CLDPROP_D3 or CLDPROP_M3) product. This table provides a full accounting of the Groups and Variables in the L3 CLDPROP Continuity Product File. The inline JPG image which is basically just a screen-capture of the top part (the beginning) of the PDF Table, is provided for an easier initial view -- however to see the full listing, one must download/view the PDF attachment. Note that the Format & Content for the D3 and M3 product are identical -- that is, the internal Group and Variable inventory matches exactly.

Quick Note on Level-3 1x1 degree Gridding

Yori (the program that performs Continuity L3 processing) "indicizes" the coordinates by the following equations:  (lat + 90)/gridsize  and (lon+180)/gridsize ... and rounding to the next closest integer, so  index_lat >= (lat+90)/gridsize  and index_lon >= (lon+180)/gridsize.  For example a L2 pixel falling exactly on (89N 160W) would end up in the (179, 340) cell.  In more general terms you could say that, given a lower (L) and and upper (U) limit of a grid cell, a coodinate x is in that cell if L < x <= U.


Full Inventory Table (complete):

CLDPROP_L3 Group and Variable Inventory Table   (file version 011, data version v1.1, 8/16/19)


Partial Screen Capture of Table (incomplete):

This is a Partial Screen Capture of the Inventory Table (incomplete)

For the complete Table, see the PDF file linked above.