CER_ES4_Terra-Xtrk_Edition3

CERES ERBE-like Time-Interpolated TOA Fluxes Terra-Xtrk Edition3

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  • Abstract
    The ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages (ES-4) product contains a month of space and time averaged Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single satellite using measurements from the primary crosstrack instrument. For each observed 2.5-degree spatial region, the daily average, the hourly average over the month, and the overall monthly average of shortwave and longwave fluxes at the Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA) from the CERES ES-9 product are spatially nested up from 2.5-degree regions to 5- and 10-degree regions, to 2.5-, 5-, and 10-degree zonal averages, and to global monthly averages. For each nested area, the albedo and net flux are given. For each region, the daily average flux is estimated from an algorithm that uses the available hourly data, scene identification data, and diurnal models. This algorithm is "like" the algorithm used for the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE). 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 Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) mission. The first CERES instrument (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 EOS flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board EOS Aqua on May 4, 2002. The newest CERES instrument (FM5) was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011.
  • DOI

    10.5067/TERRA/CERES/ES4_TERRA-XTRK_L3.003

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    4.0

    Not provided

    Metadata Associations
    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • RADIATIVE FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • NET RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CLEAR-SKY ALBEDO
  • CLEAR-SKY LONGWAVE FLUX
  • CLEAR-SKY SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • CLEAR-SKY SOLAR INCIDENCE
  • EOSDIS
  • GEOGRAPHIC SCENE TYPE
  • LONGWAVE FLUX
  • NET FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • SOLAR INCIDENCE
  • TOA FLUX
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • CERES-FM1
    • CERES-FM2
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CERES No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Temporal Keywords
  • Monthly

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
    ARCHIVER
    Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA

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  • ASDC
    Metadata Author
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • TAKMENG
    Technical Contact
    TAKMENG WONG

    NASA Langley Reseach Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Data Center Contact
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

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