CER_SFC_Terra-MODIS_Edition3A

CERES Gridded Instantaneous TOA/Surface Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols Terra Edition3A

Version Edition3A eng
  • Abstract
    The Monthly Gridded TOA/Surface Fluxes and Clouds (SFC) 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 SFC is also produced for combinations of scanner instruments. All instantaneous shortwave, longwave, and window fluxes at the Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA) and surface from the CERES SSF product for a month are sorted by 1-degree spatial regions and by the local hour of observation. The mean of the instantaneous fluxes for a given region-hour bin is determined and recorded on the SFC along with other flux statistics and scene information. These average fluxes are given for both clear-sky and total-sky scenes. The regional cloud properties are column averaged and are included on the SFC. 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/SFC_TERRA_L3.003A

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    4.0

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    Metadata Associations
    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • RADIATIVE FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • NET RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD HEIGHT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
    • CLOUD EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD FRACTION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • PRECIPITABLE WATER
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • AEROSOLS
    • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE HEIGHT
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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 INFRARED EMISSIVITY
  • CLOUD LAYER AREA
  • CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
  • EOSDIS
  • ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
  • ICE WATER PATH
  • LIQUID WATER PATH
  • LONGWAVE FLUX
  • NET FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • SOLAR INCIDENCE
  • SURFACE (RADIATIVE)FLUX
  • SURFACE TYPES
  • TOA FLUX
  • VERTICAL ASPECT RATIO
  • VISIBLE OPTICAL DEPTH
  • WATER PARTICLE RADIUS
  • CLEAR-SKY ALBEDO
  • CLEAR-SKY LONGWAVE FLUX
  • CLEAR-SKY SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • CLEAR-SKY SOLAR INCIDENCE
  • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
  • CLOUD INFRARED EMISSIVITY
  • CLOUD LAYER AREA
  • CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
  • ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
  • ICE WATER PATH
  • LIQUID WATER PATH
  • LONGWAVE FLUX
  • NET FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • SOLAR INCIDENCE
  • SURFACE (RADIATIVE)FLUX
  • 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-FM2
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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Data Contacts

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  • ASDC
    Metadata Author
    ASDC USER SERVICES

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

  • DAVID
    Technical Contact
    DAVID DOELLING

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

  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    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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