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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Data Products for Climate ResearchNASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project integrates CERES, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and geostationary satellite observations to provide top-of-atmosphere (TOA) irradiances derived from broadband radiance observations by CERES instruments. It also uses snow cover and sea ice extent retrieved from microwave instruments as well as thermodynamic variables from reanalysis. In addition, these variables are used for surface and atmospheric irradiance computations. The CERES project provides TOA, surface, and atmospheric irradiances in various spatial and temporal resolutions. These data sets are for climate research and evaluation of climate models. Long-term observations are required to understand how the Earth system responds to radiative forcing. A simple model is used to estimate the time to detect trends in TOA reflected shortwave and emitted longwave irradiances.
Document ID
20160011326
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Kato, Seiji (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Loeb, Norman G. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Rutan, David A. (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Rose, Fred G. (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 16, 2016
Publication Date
December 1, 2015
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan
Volume: 93
Issue: 6
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Report/Patent Number
NF1676L-22232
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 652528.02.01
Distribution Limits
Public
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