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CERES and MISR Along-Track Footprint Radiances, Fluxes, and Clouds Terra-FM2

CERES-MISR-MODIS_SSF-SSFM_Terra-FM2_1 is the is the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) and Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Along-Track Footprint Radiances, Fluxes, and Clouds Terra-Flight Model 2 (FM2) Version 1 data set. Data was collected using the MODIS, FM1, FM2, MISR, and CERES Scanner instruments on the Terra platform, Data collection for this product is complete. CERES-MISR-MODIS_SSF-SSFM_Terra-FM2_1 integrates measurements from CERES, MISR, and MODIS. The resulting data granule contains 2 files: an hour of instantaneous CERES SSF data, which includes MODIS data, the matching SSFM daytime measurements (solar zenith angle < 90 deg), and MISR radiances associated with along-track CERES SSF data. Data is only available for along-track days within the temporal coverage. 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, protoflight model (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 Earth Observing System (EOS) flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua on May 4, 2002. The CERES FM5 instrument was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011. The newest CERES instrument (FM6) was launched on board the Joint Polar-Orbiting Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) satellite, now called NOAA-20, on November 18, 2017.

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