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Updated coincident Ground and MODIS cloud Observations (2005-2011): Senator Beck and Swamp Angel study plots, Southwestern Colorado

Naud, Catherine M.; Rangwala, Imtiaz

Data Format: NETCDF These two files include only the coincident hourly observations from ground and satellite (MODIS) at the Senator Beck and Swamp Angel sites. The ground data are described and obtained from the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies ( the MODIS (MOD06 and MYD06) cloud data were obtained from the GSFC LAADS website ( There are generally two observations per day. Day and night flag is also assigned to the data. The satellite observations included here are: (1) cloud fraction and (2) cloud optical depth (during overcast and daylight conditions only).


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Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
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September 18, 2014


The complete set of ground observations is available here: