We thank the following distribution centers for the data used to construct this product: NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Center for AIRS, MODIS, MERRA, and GLDAS products; Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) for ATSR-2 and AATSR ESA CCI_Cloud (European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative Cloud) products; CIRA for CloudSat data products; NASA Langley Research Center for CERES, GEWEX-SRB, and CALIOP data products; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for GRACE products; National Snow and Ice Data Center, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory for CMAP, GPCP, NCEP, GPCC, and climate indices; Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue center for shipping data; National Center for Atmospheric Research for ASR; European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts for ECWMF and MACC products; Climate Research Facility for ARM data; and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences for GCNET products. We would also like to thank our programmer, Ryan Fuller, for his input and contributions to the construction of this integrated dataset. Part of the research was carried out at Colorado State University under NASA Grant NAS5-99237, and the other portion at JPL, Caltech, under a contract with NASA funded by Grant NNN13D771T and JPL CloudSat Subcontract 1439268.
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