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

The data set contains monthly average global fields of six shortwave (SW)surface radiative parameters derived with the Quality-Check SW (QCSW) algorithmof the NASA World Climate Research Programme /Global Energy and Water-CycleExperiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project.The parameters contained in these files are:1. Top-of-atmosphere (TOA) Shortwave Downward Flux (insolation)2. Surface Pristine-sky Shortwave Downward Flux3. Surface Clear-sky Shortwave Downward Flux4. Surface All-sky Shortwave Downward Flux5. Surface All-sky Shortwave Net Flux 6. Surface All-sky Shortwave Albedo These parameters were derived originally on a daily temporal resolution. Monthlyaverages were computed from the daily values. The current version of the datasets is identified as Release 3.0. It covers a period of 24.5 years from July 1983 to December 2007.

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