Short Name:
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_UTC_NC

Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly monthly UTC data in netcdf format

The data set contains monthly average/3-hourly (also calleddiurnally-resolved monthly average or just 'diurnal' for brevity) global fieldsof 11 shortwave (SW) surface radiative parameters derived with the Shortwavealgorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme /Global Energy andWater-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project.The data is generated using the Pinker/Laszlo shortwave algorithm (R.T. Pinkerand I. Laszlo, 1992: Modeling Surface Solar Irradiance for SatelliteApplications on a Global Scale, J. Appl. Met., 31, 194-211).These parameters were derived originally on a 3-hourly temporal resolution(i.e., a global instantaneous gridded field every 3 hours), at UT hours 00, 03,06, 09, 12, 15, 18, and 21 for every day of the month. The 3-hourly values wereused to compute monthly averages separately for each of the 8 UT hours. Thecurrent version of the data is identified as Release 3.0.

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