CER_ES9_Terra+Aqua_Edition4_4

CERES ERBE-like Gridded Instantaneous TOA Fluxes Terra and Aqua Crosstrack Edition4

Version 4 eng
  • Abstract
    The ERBE-like Monthly Regional Averages (ES-9) product contains a month of space and time averaged Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for both the Terra and Aqua satellite using measurements from the primary crosstrack instrument. All instantaneous shortwave and longwave fluxes at the Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA) from the CERES ES-8 product for a month are sorted by 2.5-degree spatial regions, by day number, and by the local hour of observation. The mean of the instantaneous fluxes for a given region-day-hour bin is determined and recorded on the ES-9 along with other flux statistics and scene information. For each region, the daily average flux is estimated from an algorithm that uses the available hourly data, scene identification data, and diurnal models. This algorithm is "like" the algorithm used for the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE). The ES-9 also contains hourly average fluxes for the month and an overall monthly average for each region. These average fluxes are given for both clear-sky and total-sky scenes. 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
    Improved CERES calibration and placed on same radiometeric scale as FM-1.
  • DOI

    10.5067/TERRA+AQUA/CERES/ES9_L3.004

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    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    4.0

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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
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • NET RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • CERES-FM1
    • CERES-FM2
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • CERES-FM3
    • CERES-FM4
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Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CERES No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • ASDC
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    Atmospheric Science Data Center

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    ASDC USER SERVICES

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

  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • TAKMENG
    Technical Contact
    TAKMENG WONG

    NASA Langley Reseach Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

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    ASDC

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

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