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CERES EBAF-TOA Monthly Mean Fluxes Edition2.8

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Abstract: CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition2.8 data are CERES Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Top of the Atmosphere (TOA) Monthly mean fluxes data in netCDF. The data are monthly and climatological averages of TOA clear-sky (spatially complete) fluxes, all-sky fluxes, and cloud radiative effect (CRE), where the TOA net flux is constrained to the ocean heat storage.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CERES Science Team (David Doelling, NASA/ASDC)
Dataset Title: CERES EBAF-TOA netCDF file - Edition 2.8
Dataset Series Name: CER_EBAF-TOA_Ed2.8
Dataset Release Date: 2014
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)
Version: 2.8
Dataset Editor: D. Doelling
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Monthly climatology
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly Climatology
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Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition2.8

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Email: ceres-help at
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
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N. G. Loeb, B. A. Wielicki, D. R. Doelling, G. L. Smith, D. F. Keyes, S. Kato, N. Manalo-Smith, T. Wong (2009), Toward optimal closure of the Earth's top-of-atmosphere radiation budget, Journal of Climate, 22, 748-766, doi:10.1175/2008JCLI2637.1
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-03-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-04

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