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CERES ERBE-like Instantaneous TOA Estimates NPP FM5 Edition1-CV

CER_ES8_NPP-FM5_Edition1-CV is the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE)-like Instantaneous the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) estimates Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Flight Model 5 (FM5) Edition1-CV data product. Data for this product is collected by the CERES FM-5 instrument on the Suomi-NPP platform. Data collection for this data product is ongoing. Note: Edition1-CV data are for instrument validation purposes only and not suited for science publications. CERES ES-8 data products contain a 24-hour, single-satellite, instantaneous view of scanner fluxes at the TOA reduced from spacecraft altitude unfiltered radiances using the ERBE scanner Inversion algorithms and the ERBE shortwave (SW) and longwave (LW) Angular Distribution Models (ADMs). ES-8 data also includes the total (TOT), SW, LW, and window (WN) channel radiometric data; SW, LW, and WN unfiltered radiance values; and the ERBE scene identification for each measurement. These data are organized according to the CERES 3.3-second scan into 6.6-second records. As long as there is one valid scanner measurement within a record, the ES-8 record will be generated. 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 ERBE mission. The first CERES instrument, protoflight model (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 Earth Observing System (EOS) flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua on May 4, 2002. The CERES FM5 instrument was launched on board the Suomi-NPP satellite on October 28, 2011. The newest CERES instrument (FM6) was launched on board the Joint Polar-Orbiting Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) satellite, now called NOAA-20, on November 18, 2017

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