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SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_MONTHLY

SRB Release 3.1 GEOS-4 Temperature Surface Skin Only Longwave (LW) Monthy Data in native format

SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_MONTHLY is the Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 GEOS-4 Temperature Surface Skin Only Longwave (LW) Monthy Data in native format data product. The data set contains daily average global fields of six LW surface and Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) radiative parameters derived with the Longwave algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) SRB Project. This is a special 10-year data set that uses only the GEOS-4 value of surface skin temperature in the flux calculations, not the ISCCP/GEOS-4 surface skin temperature blend. There are a total of six parameters in these files as follows: 1. TOA Upward Clear-Sky Flux/Clear-sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) (clr_toa_up) 2. Surface Clear-sky Upward Longwave Flux (clr_sfc_up) 3. Surface Clear-sky Downward Longwave Flux (clr_sfc_down) 4. TOA All-Sky Upward Longwave Flux/OLR (toa_up) 5. Surface All-Sky Upward Longwave Flux (sfc_up) 6. Surface All-Sky Downward Longwave Flux (sfc_down) These parameters are derived originally on a 3-hourly temporal resolution. The 3-hourly values are averaged into the daily values given in these files. The current version of the data sets is identified as Release 3.1.The GEWEX LW algorithm uses the Fu et al. (1997) thermal infrared radiative transfer code requiring atmospheric profile information, cloud, and surface properties.

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