CER_SSF_Terra-FM2-MODIS_Edition4A

CERES Single Scanner Footprint (SSF) TOA/Surface Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols Terra-FM2 Edition4A

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  • Abstract
    The Single Scanner Footprint (SSF) TOA/Surface Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols product contains one hour of instantaneous Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single scanner instrument. The SSF combines instantaneous CERES data with scene information from a higher-resolution imager such as Visible/Infrared Scanner (VIRS) on TRMM, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Terra and Aqua, and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi-NPP. Scene identification and cloud properties are defined at the higher imager resolution and these data are averaged over the larger CERES footprint. For each CERES footprint, the SSF contains the number of cloud layers and for each layer the cloud amount, height, temperature, pressure, optical depth, emissivity, ice and liquid water path, and water particle size. The SSF also contains the CERES filtered radiances for the total, shortwave (SW), and window (WN) channels and the unfiltered SW, longwave (LW), and WN radiances. The SW, LW, and WN radiances at spacecraft altitude are converted to Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA) fluxes based on the imager-defined scene. These TOA fluxes are used to estimate surface fluxes. On the SSF, only footprints with adequate imager coverage are included, which are much less than the full set of footprints on the CERES ES-8 product. 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/SSF-FM2_L2.004A

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    4.0

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    Metadata Associations
    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • RADIATIVE FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
    • SKIN TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • NET RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD HEIGHT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
    • CLOUD EMISSIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • SURFACE WINDS
    • WIND SPEED/WIND DIRECTION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD FRACTION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
    • SURFACE PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • PRECIPITABLE WATER
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • AEROSOLS
    • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
  • CLOUD INFRARED EMISSIVITY
  • CLOUD LAYER AREA
  • CLOUD OVERLAP
  • CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
  • EOSDIS
  • ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
  • ICE WATER PATH
  • LIQUID WATER PATH
  • LONGWAVE FLUX
  • LONGWAVE UNFILTERED RADIANCE
  • SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE UNFILTERED RADIANCE
  • SURFACE (RADIATIVE) FLUX
  • SURFACE TYPES
  • TOA (TOP OF ATMOSPHERE) FLUX
  • VERTICAL ASPECT RATIO
  • VISIBLE OPTICAL DEPTH
  • WATER PARTICLE RADIUS
  • WINDOW FLUX
  • WINDOW UNFILTERED RADIANCE
  • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
  • CLOUD INFRARED EMISSIVITY
  • CLOUD LAYER AREA
  • CLOUD OVERLAP
  • CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
  • ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
  • ICE WATER PATH
  • LIQUID WATER PATH
  • LONGWAVE FLUX
  • LONGWAVE UNFILTERED RADIANCE
  • SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE UNFILTERED RADIANCE
  • SURFACE (RADIATIVE) FLUX
  • SURFACE TYPES
  • TOA (TOP OF ATMOSPHERE) FLUX
  • VERTICAL ASPECT RATIO
  • VISIBLE OPTICAL DEPTH
  • WATER PARTICLE RADIUS
  • WINDOW FLUX
  • WINDOW UNFILTERED RADIANCE
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • CERES-FM2
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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

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    Metadata Author
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
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  • DAVID, DR.
    Technical Contact
    DAVID, DR. KRATZ

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    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

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  • PATRICK, DR.
    Technical Contact
    PATRICK, DR. MINNIS

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  • 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
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