MODIS Cloud Climatology

2016-03-15T00:51:00Z (GMT) by Adam Wilson

Data from Remotely sensed high-resolution global cloud dynamics for predicting ecosystem and biodiversity distributions.  PLOS Biology.

MCD09_mean 1-12:  Mean monthly cloud frequency over 2000-2014.  Data has a gain/scale of 100 (you will need to divide by 100 to convert back to percent: 0-100).

MCD09_sd 1-12: Standard deviation of mean monthly cloud frequency over 2000-2014. Data has a gain/scale of 100 (you will need to divide by 100 to convert back to percent: 0-100).

CloudForestPrediction: Distribution (relative occurrence rate) of tropical montane cloud forests estimated using an inhomogeneous point process model of 529 cloud forest locations with the new cloud metrics and elevation.

Other data: See associated text files for descriptions.