CER_FSW_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2C

CERES Monthly Gridded Single Satellite Fluxes and Clouds Terra FM1 Edition2C

Version Edition2C eng
  • Abstract
    CER_FSW_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2C legacy data are regional averages of instantaneous footprint computed fluxes [TOA, surface, and in-atmospheric (profile)], associated TOA observed fluxes, and cloud parameters only for the hours of satellite overpass (from CRS level2 product).The Monthly Gridded Radiative Fluxes and Clouds (FSW) product contains a month of space and time averaged Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single scanner instrument. The FSW is also produced for combinations of scanner instruments. All instantaneous fluxes from the CERES CRS product for a month are sorted by 1-degree spatial regions and by the Universal Time (UT) hour of observation. The mean of the instantaneous fluxes for a given region-hour bin is determined and recorded on the FSW along with other flux statistics and scene information. The mean adjusted fluxes at the four atmospheric levels defined by CRS are also included for both clear-sky and total-sky scenes. In addition, four cloud height categories are defined by dividing the atmosphere into four intervals with boundaries at the surface, 700-, 500-, 300-hPa, and the Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA). The cloud layers from CRS are put into one of the cloud height categories and averaged over the region. The cloud properties are also column averaged and included on the FSW.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.
  • DOI

    10.5067/TERRA/CERES/FSW-FM1-MODIS_L3.002C

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Access Constraints

    4.0

    Not provided

    Metadata Associations
    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE HEIGHT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ALBEDO
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CLEAR-SKY ALBEDO
  • CLEAR-SKY LONGWAVE FLUX
  • CLEAR-SKY SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • CLEAR-SKY SOLAR INCIDENCE
  • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
  • CLOUD LAYER AREA
  • CLOUD OVERLAP
  • CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
  • EOSDIS
  • ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
  • LIQUID WATER PATH
  • LONGWAVE FLUX
  • NET FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • SOLAR (RADIANCE) FLUX
  • SOLAR INCIDENCE
  • SURFACE TYPES
  • TOA FLUX
  • VERTICAL ASPECT RATIO
  • VISIBLE OPTICAL DEPTH
  • WATER PARTICLE RADIUS
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • CERES-FM1
    • CERES SCANNER
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CERES No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
    ARCHIVER
    Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA

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  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Metadata Author
    ASDC USER SERVICES

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

  • BRUCE, DR.
    Investigator
    BRUCE, DR. WIELICKI

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    • Email
    • (757) 864-5683
    • (757) 864-7996
  • DAVID
    Technical Contact
    DAVID DOELLING

    NASA Langley Research Center
    Mail Stop 420
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Data Center Contact
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC

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

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