Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Shortwave Data Package from NOAA, GOES, METEOSAT, and GMSEntry ID: LARC_DAAC_SRB
Abstract: This is Version 1.0 of a new interim product with parameters obtained
from a variety of sources. As such, it is expected that revisions
will be necessary as corrections are received from various users. The
general approach is to use the ISCCP C1 data supplemented by the ERBE
results as input to SRB satellite algorithms to estimate various
surface parameters. Where possible, the ... satellite-estimated fluxes
are compared with surface-measured ground truth. Using the ISCCP
3-hourly parameters as input, SRB results were generated using two
different algorithms. The two methods use different approaches. Both
methods apply spectral and angular corrections (based on ERB and ERBE
results) which are not included in the original ISCCP C1 data. The
user may have increased confidence in the SRB results for those cells
wherein the two methods obtain values that differ slightly. The
Pinker Algorithm (developed jointly by Drs. R. T. Pinker and I. Laszlo
from the University of Maryland) is a physical model which uses an
iterative procedure based on delta-Eddington radiative transfer
calculations. The Staylor algorithm (developed by Mr. W. F. Staylor
from the NASA Langley Research Center) is a parameterized physical
model in which both cloud and aerosol transmission characteristics
have been separately tuned to historic data at various locations
around the globe. The monthly-averaged radiative fluxes are based on
the monthly average of 24-hr daily averages, but certain other items
are simple linear averages of values during daylight hours.
Start Date: 1983-07-01
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL RADIANCE
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER > CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ABSORPTION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ALBEDO > SURFACE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > RADIATIVE FORCING
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE > ATMOSPHERE ABSORBED
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > TRANSMITTANCE
ISO Topic Category
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (757) 864-5675
Fax: (757) 864-7996
Email: c.h.whitlock at larc.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Research Center MS 420
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-0001
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