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CERES Monthly TOA and SRB Averages (SRBAVG) data in HDF-EOS Grid (CER_SRBAVG_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2D)The Monthly TOA/Surface Averages (SRBAVG) 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 SRBAVG is also produced for combinations of scanner instruments. The monthly average regional flux is estimated using diurnal models and the 1-degree regional fluxes at the hour of observation from the CERES SFC product. A second set of monthly average fluxes are estimated using concurrent diurnal information from geostationary satellites. These fluxes are given for both clear-sky and total-sky scenes and are spatially averaged from 1-degree regions to 1-degree zonal averages and a global average. For each region, the SRBAVG also contains hourly average fluxes for the month and an overall monthly average. The cloud properties from SFC are column averaged and are included on the SRBAVG. [Location=GLOBAL] [Temporal_Coverage: Start_Date=1998-02-01; Stop_Date=2004-05-31] [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
20080012132
Document Type
Other - Data Set
Authors
Wielicki, Bruce A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Subject Category
Geophysics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
EOSDIS
CLEAR-SKY ALBEDO
LONGWAVE FLUX
CLEAR-SKY LONGWAVE FLUX
CLOUD LAYER AREA
SHORTWAVE FLUX
CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
CLOUD INFRARED EMISSIVITY
CLEAR-SKY SOLAR INCIDENCE
ICE WATER PATH
ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
CLEAR-SKY SHORTWAVE FLUX
CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
LIQUID WATER PATH
NET FLUX