NCEP-DOE Reanalysis 2 (Gaussian Grid), Total Cloud Coverage

Dataset Availability
1979-01-01T00:00:00 - 2021-04-30T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
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cloud atmosphere reanalysis climate geophysical ncep noaa


NCEP-DOE Reanalysis 2 project is using a state-of-the-art analysis/forecast system to perform data assimilation using past data from 1979 through the previous year.


2.5 arc degrees


Name Units Min Max Description
tcdc % 0* 100*

Total cloud cover

* estimated min or max value

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

There are no restrictions on the use of these datasets.


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// Import the dataset, filter the first five months of 2020.
var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('NOAA/NCEP_DOE_RE2/total_cloud_coverage')
                  .filter('2020-01-01', '2020-06-01'));

// Select the total cloud cover band.
var totalCloudCoverage ='tcdc');

// Reduce the image collection to per-pixel mean.
var totalCloudCoverageMean = totalCloudCoverage.mean();

// Define visualization parameters.
var vis = {
  min: 0,
  max: 80,  // dataset max is 100
  palette: ['black', 'white'],

// Display the dataset.
Map.setCenter(0, 20, 2);
Map.addLayer(totalCloudCoverageMean, vis, 'Total Cloud Coverage Data', false);

// Display a visualization image with opacity defined by cloud cover.
var visImg = totalCloudCoverageMean.visualize(vis)
Map.addLayer(visImg, null, 'Total Cloud Coverage Vis.', true);