Shortwave Radiation Budgets at Surface and in the Atmosphere Derived from 5 Years of ERBE Measurements
Entry ID: LDEO_ERBESW

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of monthly averaged results of shortwave
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) and Atmospheric Radiation Budget (ARB),
i.e. the shortwave radiative fluxes absorbed at the surface and in the
atmosphere. They are derived from the Earth Radiation Budget
Experiment (ERBE) data set S-4 and the European Centre for
Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) analysis archive using the
algorithm proposed by Li et al (1993). There are three input
parameters: reflected flux or albedo on the top of the atmosphere,
vertically integrated water vapor content and the solar zenith
angle. S-4 data provides monthly-mean reflected fluxes and albedo on
the top of the atmosphere at 2.5 X 2.5 degrees of
latitude/longitude. Precipitable water is obtained from ECMWF data by
vertical integration of humidity analyses from the bottom to the top
of the atmosphere. Solar zenith angle is calculated according to
latitude and time.

For more information, see:
"http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.ERBE/.dataset_documentation.html"

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Description: ERBE Surface SW radiation budget data


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Li, Z.
Dataset Title: Shortwave Radiation Budgets at Surface and in the Atmosphere Derived from 5 Years of ERBE Measurements
Dataset Release Date: 1993
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Canada
Dataset Publisher: CCRS
Online Resource: http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.ERBE/.dataset_documentatio...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-02-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
ERBS >Earth Radiation Budget Satellite    [Information]
NOAA-10 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10    [Information]
NOAA-9 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9    [Information]


Instrument
ERBE >Earth Radiation Budget Experiment    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
CLIMATOLOGY
SURFACE RADIATION BUDGET


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
CCRS


Data Center
Climate Data Library, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: ERBE

Data Center Personnel
Name: BENNO BLUMENTHAL
Phone: (845) 680-4450
Fax: (845) 680-4864
Email: benno at iri.ldeo.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
Data Library Manager
International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964-8000
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online WWW
Fees: None


Personnel
ZHANQING LI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (613)947-1311
Fax: (613)947-1406
Email: zhanqing.li at geocan.nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
588 Booth Street, 4th Floor
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0Y7
Country: Canada


Publications/References
Li, Z., and H.G. Leighton, 1993, Global climatology of the solar
radiation budgets at the surface and in the atmosphere from 5 years of
ERBE data, J. Geophy. Res.- Atmosphere, 98, 4919-4930.

Li, Z., H.G. Leighton, K. Masuda and T. Takashima, 1993, Estimation of
SW flux absorbed at the surface from TOA reflected flux, J. Climate,
6, 317-330.

Li, Z., H.G. Leighton, and R.D. Cess, 1993, Surface net solar
radiation estimated from satellite measurements: Comparisons with
tower observations, J. Climate (September, 1993)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2001-12-11

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