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CERES Bidirectional Scans

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Abstract: Each Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) BiDirectional Scans (BDS) data product contains twenty-four hours of Level-1b data for each CERES scanner instrument mounted on each spacecraft. The BDS includes samples taken in normal and short Earth scan elevation profiles in both fixed and rotating azimuth scan modes (including space, internal calibration, and solar calibration views). ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-12-08
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_NPP-FM5_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM3_Edition3
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM4_Edition3
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM3_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM4_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM3_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM4_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM3_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Aqua-FM4_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM1_Edition3
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM2_Edition3
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM1_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM2_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM1_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM2_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM1_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_Terra-FM2_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_BDS_TRMM-PFM_Edition1

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: kory.j.priestly at
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) On-Line Documentation.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-04
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