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Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave daily data in netcdf format

The data set contains daily average global fields of three longwave (LW) surfaceradiative parameters derived with the Quality-Check LW (QCLW) algorithm of theNASA 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), and3. 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). The 3-hourly valuesare averaged into the daily values given in these files. The current version ofthe 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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