CERES EBAF-TOA Monthly Mean Fluxes Edition2.6r
Entry ID: CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition2.6r

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Summary
Abstract: The CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition2.6r data set contains the legacy CERES_EBAF-TOA data.

The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Top of Atmosphere (TOA) Edition2.6r product provides monthly mean TOA radiative fluxes. The file provides monthly 1-degree regional, zonal, and global averages of TOA longwave(LW), shortwave(SW), and net(NET) fluxes under clear and all-sky conditions, where the net flux has been constrained to the ocean heat flux term so that it may be used for comparison with global climate models. The cloud radiative effect (CRE) fluxes are also included. The EBAF product is derived from the CERES SYN1deg product. A single netCDF file contains the entire data record.

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.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: CERES Project Home Page


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Description: CERES EBAF-TOA Product Information


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
CERES_EBAF-TOA


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CERES Science Team
Dataset Title: CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition2.6r
Dataset Release Date: December 2011
Version: Edition2.6r
Online Resource: http://ceres.larc.nasa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Stop Date: 2011-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Monthly climatology


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >NET RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FORCING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
CERES SCANNER >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Scanner    [Information]


Project
CERES >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System    [Information]
EOS >Earth Observing System    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ALL-SKY TOA NET BALANCED FLUX
CLEAR-SKY (SPATIALLY COMPLETE) TOA NET BALANCED FLUX
CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: CERES_EBAF_TOA_Terra_Edition2.6r

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
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


Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: CERES_EBAF_TOA_Terra_Edition2.6r

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
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



Distribution
Distribution_Format: Contact ASDC User Services


Personnel
NORMAN G. LOEB
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: ceres-help at lists.nasa.gov
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


DAVID R. DOELLING
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: David.R.Doelling at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 420
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Publications/References
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

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-05

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