Data Set Cloud Cover

Published on May 5th, 2016 | by Joshua New


Tracking 15 Years of Cloud Cover

Researchers from EarthEnv, an environmental data research group, have published a data set compiling 15 years of remote-sensing data about cloud coverage for the entire planet at a 1-kilometer resolution. The data comes from NASA’s moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite which images the entire Earth every one-to-two days. By better understanding cloud coverage trends, researchers can make more accurate predictions about changes in ecosystems throughout the world.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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