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NEWS Implementation Plan

January 18, 2007
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NEWS Implementation Plan Executive Summary (January 2007)

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A global reanalysis of vegetation phenology
The full code and dataset for the Pheno Analysis project is available here:
Stöckli, R., T. Rutishauser, I. Baker, M. A. Liniger, and A. S. Denning (2011), A global reanalysis of vegetation phenology, J. Geophys. Res., 116, G03020 doi:10.1029/2010JG001545.

TRMM Data Products


The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center in collaboration with the NASA Energy and Water cycle Study (NEWS) announced the release of the CALIPSO, CloudSat, CERES, and MODIS merged data set (CCCM). The CCCM product provides cloud and aerosol properties derived from CALIPSO, CloudSat, and MODIS, CERES derived TOA shortwave, longwave, and window broadband radiative fluxes, computed radiative heating rates in the atmosphere. The CCCM product is a daily product and 4 months of data (July 2006, October 2006, January 2007, and April 2007) are currently available. More data will be available as the data are processed. Information on the CCCM product can be found at
Or through the CERES data table on the ASDC Web Page
and click on "CERES-NEWS".

GLDAS Data Products

Global Precipitation Analysis

New GPCP V2.1 monthly and V1.1 daily products released.

Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
For more information, contact Steve Kempler
GES DISC /DAAC Manager: Steve n.J. Kempler @ nasa .gov

Land surface inundation fraction product over a 16-yr period developed

For more information, contact: Bill Rossow at

MERRA products

NEWS Data Table

View the NEWS Data Table

NEWS A-Train Data

Passive Microwave Water Cycle Dataset

Ten year dataset of clouds, rainfall, and atmospheric heating between 40°N and 40°S has been produced based on measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite.

For more information contact Tristan L'Ecuyer at

MERRA on-line atlas



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