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CERES Monthly Gridded Single Satellite Fluxes and Clouds (FSW) in HDF (CER_FSW_TRMM-PFM-VIRS_Beta1)The Monthly Gridded Radiative Fluxes and Clouds (FSW) product contains a month of space and time averaged Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single scanner instrument. The FSW is also produced for combinations of scanner instruments. All instantaneous fluxes from the CERES CRS product for a month are sorted by 1-degree spatial regions and by the Universal Time (UT) hour of observation. The mean of the instantaneous fluxes for a given region-hour bin is determined and recorded on the FSW along with other flux statistics and scene information. The mean adjusted fluxes at the four atmospheric levels defined by CRS are also included for both clear-sky and total-sky scenes. In addition, four cloud height categories are defined by dividing the atmosphere into four intervals with boundaries at the surface, 700-, 500-, 300-hPa, and the Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA). The cloud layers from CRS are put into one of the cloud height categories and averaged over the region. The cloud properties are also column averaged and included on the FSW. [Location=GLOBAL] [Temporal_Coverage: Start_Date=1998-01-01; Stop_Date=2000-03-31] [Spatial_Coverage: Southernmost_Latitude=-90; Northernmost_Latitude=90; Westernmost_Longitude=-180; Easternmost_Longitude=180] [Data_Resolution: Latitude_Resolution=1 degree; Longitude_Resolution=1 degree; Horizontal_Resolution_Range=100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees; Temporal_Resolution=1 month; Temporal_Resolution_Range=Monthly - < Annual].
Document ID
20080012074
Document Type
Other - Data Set
Authors
Wielicki, Bruce A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Barkstrom, Bruce R.
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Subject Category
Geophysics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
CLOUD OVERLAP
SOLAR INCIDENCE
CLEAR-SKY SOLAR INCIDENCE
CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
CLOUD LAYER AREA
SHORTWAVE FLUX
ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
NET FLUX
LIQUID WATER PATH
EOSDIS
CLEAR-SKY SHORTWAVE FLUX
CLEAR-SKY LONGWAVE FLUX
CLEAR-SKY ALBEDO
LONGWAVE FLUX