Monthly Summertime Fog & Coastal Low Cloud Cover Dataset for North and Central Coastal California from 1999-2009

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Basic Information

This dataset contains monthly average hours of fog and low cloud cover (FLCC) per day for North and Central Coastal California. The set of 42 grids has one for each summer month (June, July, August, and September) for each year (1999 - 2009), except for 2 missing months (June 2001 and August 2006) . Grid cell values were calculated using eleven years of hourly, day and night, cloud maps derived from geostationary operational environmental satellite (GOES) images collected and processed by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA).

For more information about this data and the Pacific Coastal Fog Project, see (link is external) and this article at (link is external).

You may download the dataset below. For questions, please contact Alicia Torregrosa (link sends e-mail)

Please use the following citation when using this dataset: Torregrosa, A., C. Combs, and J. Peters (2016), GOES-derived fog and low cloud indices for coastal north and central California ecological analyses, Earth and Space Science, 3, doi:10.1002/2015EA000119. *******Distributor assumes no liability for misuse of data.*******
Torregrosa, A., C. Combs, and J. Peters
California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, org: USGS Land Change Science, org: Cooperative Institute for Research on the Atmosphere, org: TBC3 -Pepperwood Preserve, org: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Spatial Resolution: 
4 km
Temporal Coverage: 
1999 -2009 summers
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