Bishop, J.K.B., W.B. Rossow, and E.G. Dutton, 1997: Surface solar
irradiance from ISCCP 1983-1991. J. Geophys. Res. (Atmospheres),
Liu, W.T., Zhang, A., and J.K.B. Bishop, 1994: Evaporation and solar
irradiance as regulators of sea surface temperature in annual and
inter annual changes. J. Geophys. Res., 99(C6), 12623-12637.
Mitchell, B.G., E. Brody, O. Holm-Hansen, C. McClain and J. Bishop,
1991: Light limitation of phytoplankton biomass and macronutrient
utilization in the Southern Ocean. Limnol. Oceanogr., 36, 1662-1677.
Bishop, J.K.B. and W.B. Rossow, 1991: Spatial and temporal
variability of global surface solar irradiance. J. Geophys. Res.,
Global surface solar irradiance data are derived from ISCCP DX data
in 0.5-degree-square boxes. Daily and monthly values of total
irradiance, clear sky irradiance, photosynthetically active
radiation (PAR, 400-700 nanometers) irradiance, cloud fraction,
diffuse fraction of PAR and monthly land water coast ocean mask are
The 2.5-degree version 2 results are archived in ds741.0 dataset.