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Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in netcdf format

The data set contains monthly average/3-hourly (also called diurnally-resolved monthly average) global fields of three longwave (LW) surface radiative parameters derived with the Quality-Check LW (QCLW) algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment(WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project. There are a total of three parameters in these files as follows: 1. Surface Downward Longwave Flux (DLF), 2. Surface Net Longwave Flux (NLF), and 3. Surface Clear Sky Downward Longwave Flux (CSDLF). These parameters were derived originally on a 3-hourly temporal resolution (i.e., a global instantaneous gridded field every 3 hours), namely, at UT hours 00, 03, 06, 09, 12, 15, 18, and 21 for every day of the month. The 3-hourly values were used to compute monthly averages separately for each of the 8 GMT hours. The current version of the data sets is identified as Release 3.0. It covers a period of 24.5 years from July 1983 to December 2007.

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