Further Information

An acknowledgement of the ISCCP resources is appreciated if you are publishing any scientific materials using any of the data and/or products found in this website or ordered through any of our data archive centers. The following are samples of acknowledgement statements.

The ISCCP D2 data/images were obtained from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project web site https://isccp.giss.nasa.gov maintained by the ISCCP research group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY on [date]. Rossow, W.B., and R.A. Schiffer, 1999: Advances in understanding clouds from ISCCP. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 80, 2261-2288.

The ISCCP DX data were obtained from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project data archives at NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC Satellite Services Group, ncdc.satorder@noaa.gov, on [date]. Rossow, W.B., and R.A. Schiffer, 1999: Advances in understanding clouds from ISCCP. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 80, 2261-2288.

Also note that you should reference the ISCCP project and/or data product descriptions as appropriate.

ISCCP Project:
Schiffer, R.A., and W.B. Rossow, 1983: The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP): The first project of the World Climate Research Programme. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 64, 779-784.

ISCCP B3 Radiance Data Set:
Schiffer, R.A., and W.B. Rossow, 1985: ISCCP global radiance data set: A new resource for climate research. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 66, 1498-1505, doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1985)066<1498:IGRDSA>2.0.CO;2.

ISCCP Cloud Data Products:
Rossow, W.B., and R.A. Schiffer, 1999: Advances in understanding clouds from ISCCP. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 80, 2261-2288, doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1999)080<2261:AIUCFI>2.0.CO;2.