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

The data set contains daily average global fields of six shortwave (SW) surface radiative parameters derived with the Quality-Check SW (QCSW) 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 six parameters in these files as follows: 1. Top-of-atmosphere (TOA) Shortwave Downward Flux (insolation) 2. Surface Pristine-sky Shortwave Downward Flux 3. Surface Clear-sky Shortwave Downward Flux 4. Surface All-sky Shortwave Downward Flux 5. Surface All-sky Shortwave Net Flux 6. Surface All-sky Shortwave Albedo. These parameters were derived originally on a daily temporal resolution and archived at the same resolution. 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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