CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition4.0_4.0

CERES Energy Balanced and Filled(EBAF) TOA Monthly means data in netCDF Edition4.0

Version 4.0 eng
  • Abstract
    The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Top-Of-Atmosphere (TOA) CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition4.0 data are monthly and climatological averages of TOA clear-sky (spatially complete) fluxes, all-sky fluxes, and cloud radiative effect (CRE), where the TOA net flux is constrained to the ocean heat storage. EBAF-TOA provides some basic cloud properties derived from MODIS alongside TOA fluxes. Observed fluxes are obtained using cloud properties derived from narrowband imagers onboard both EOS Terra and Aqua satellites as well as geostationary satellites to more fully model the diurnal cycle of clouds. The computations are also based on meteorological assimilation data from the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) Versions 5.4.1 models. Unlike other CERES Level 3 clear-sky regional data sets that contain clear-sky data gaps, the clear-sky fluxes in the EBAF-TOA product are regionally complete. The EBAF-TOA product is the CERES project's best estimate of the fluxes based on all available satellite platforms and input data. CERES is a key component of the Earth Observing System (EOS) program. The CERES instruments provide radiometric measurements of the Earth's atmosphere from three broadband channels. The CERES missions are a follow-on to the successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) mission. The first CERES instrument (PFM) was launched on November 27, 1997 as part of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Two CERES instruments (FM1 and FM2) were launched into polar orbit on board the EOS flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board EOS Aqua on May 4, 2002. The newest CERES instrument (FM5) was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011.
  • Version Description
    EBAF Edition4.0 (Ed4.0) leverages algorithm changes to inputs include improved instrument calibration, cloud properties, Angular Distribution Models (ADMs), and 1-hourly geostationary imager data. A consistent meteorological assimilation data (GEOS 5.4.1) and MODIS radiances and aerosols are based upon Collection5 are used throughout. TOA fluxes are constrained using 10 years of Argo data.
  • DOI

    10.5067/TERRA+AQUA/CERES/EBAF-TOA_L3B004.0

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    4

    Quality
    Please review the Data Quality Summary https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/ceres/quality_summaries/CERES_EBAF_Ed4.0_DQS.pdf
    Collection Progress

    In Work

    Access Constraints

    4.0

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    Metadata Associations
    Publication References
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • RADIATIVE FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • RADIATIVE FORCING
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • NET RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SOLAR RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD FRACTION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
Other Descriptive Keywords
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Ancillary Keywords
  • ALL-SKY TOA NET BALANCED FLUX
  • CLEAR-SKY (SPATIALLY COMPLETE) TOA NET BALANCED FLUX
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • CERES SCANNER
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • CERES SCANNER
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CERES No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL GEODETIC CARTESIAN
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • ASDC
    ARCHIVER
    Atmospheric Science Data Center

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Data Contacts

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  • DAVID
    Technical Contact
    DAVID DOELLING

    21 Langley Blvd
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Mail Stop 420
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    21 Langley Blvd
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Mail Stop 420
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Data Center Contact
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    ASDC

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

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