Short Name:
ERBE_S10N_WFOV_SF

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Nonscanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Filter (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo Edition 3 in Native Format

ERBE_S10N_WFOV_SF_Edition3 is the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Non-scanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Filter (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo Edition 3 in Native Format data product. Data collection for this product is complete. This data product contains temporally and spatially averaged shortwave (SW) and longwave (LW) top-of-the-atmosphere (TOA) fluxes derived from one month of Earth Radiation Budget Experiment non-scanning wide field-of-view instruments aboard the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS). Instantaneous TOA fluxes were spatially averaged on 5° and 10° equal-angle grids using numerical filter and shape factor techniques, respectively. ERBE scanner-independent temporal interpolation algorithms were applied to produce daily, monthly-hourly, and monthly mean fluxes from the instantaneous gridded data. The S10N_WFOV files contain both temporally averaged and instantaneous gridded mean values of TOA total-sky LW flux, total-sky SW flux, and total-sky albedo for each 5° and 10° region observed during the month. The main difference between Edition3 and Edition2 releases is in the treatment of TOA radiative fluxes resulting from changes in the ERBE non-scanner processing algorithm to account for decay in satellite altitude over the data period.

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