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CERES SSF 1 degree Time-Interpolated TOA Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols Monthly Edition1A

CER_SSF1deg-Month_NPP-VIIRS_Edition1A is the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Single Scanner Footprint One Degree (SSF1deg) Time-Interpolated Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols Monthly Edition 1A data product, which was collected using the CERES-Flight Model 5 (FM5) and Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instruments on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) platform. Data collection for this product is in progress. CERES SSF1deg Month provides monthly averages of regional constant meteorology temporally interpolated CERES TOA fluxes, clouds derived from a co-located imager and aerosols on a 1-degree latitude and longitude grid. One degree zonally and global averaged values for the parameters are also provided. This is a single satellite product that uses the primary CERES instrument in cross-track mode. TOA fluxes are provided for clear-sky and all-sky conditions for longwave (LW), shortwave (SW), and window (WN) wavelength bands. The incoming solar daily irradiance is from the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) Total Solar Irradiance (TSI). The cloud properties are averaged for both day and night (24-hour) and day-only time periods. Cloud properties are stratified into 4 atmospheric layers (surface-700 hPa, 700 hPa, - 500 hPa, 500 hPa, - 300 hPa, 300 hPa, - 100 hPa) and a total of all layers. The aerosols are averaged instantaneous values from the co-located imager. 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 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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