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CERES ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages
Entry ID: CERES_ES4

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Summary
Abstract: The ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages (ES-4) product contains a month of space and time averaged Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single scanner instrument. The ES-4 is also produced for combinations of scanner instruments. For each observed 2.5-degree spatial region, the daily average, the hourly average over the month, and the overall monthly average of shortwave and longwave fluxes at the Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA) from the CERES ES-9 product are spatially nested up from 2.5-degree regions to 5- and 10-degree regions, to 2.5-, 5-, and 10-degree zonal averages, and to global monthly averages. For each nested area, the albedo and net flux are given. For each region, the daily average flux is estimated from an algorithm that uses the available hourly data, scene identification data, and diurnal models. This algorithm is "like" the algorithm used for the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE).

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.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > REVERB
Description: Access CERES ES-4 data via Reverb


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


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Access all CERES data products and additional product information - ES-4 ERBElike products and information are listed under Level 3


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Detailed CERES ERBElike Level 3 (ES-4/ES-9) Product Information


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

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Temporal Resolution: 1 month


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
Aqua >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]
Terra >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission    [Information]
SUOMI-NPP >Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership    [Information]


Instrument
CERES-FM1 >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 1    [Information]
CERES-FM2 >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 2    [Information]
CERES-FM3 >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 3    [Information]
CERES-FM4 >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 4    [Information]
CERES-PFM >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Prototype Flight Model    [Information]
CERES-FM5 >Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 5    [Information]


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


Keywords
CLEAR-SKY ALBEDO
CLEAR-SKY LONGWAVE FLUX
CLEAR-SKY SHORTWAVE FLUX
CLEAR-SKY SOLAR INCIDENCE
EOSDIS
GEOGRAPHIC SCENE TYPE
LONGWAVE FLUX
NET FLUX
SHORTWAVE FLUX
SOLAR INCIDENCE
TOA FLUX


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
LARC_DAAC


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Aqua-Xtrk_Edition3
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_FM1+FM2_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_FM1+FM2_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_FM1+FM2+FM3+FM4_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_FM1+FM3_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_FM1+FM4_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_FM2+FM3_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_NPP-FM5_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1+FM2_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1+FM2_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition1-CV
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition2
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_Terra-Xtrk_Edition3
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition1
Dataset ID: CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition2

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_Media: FTP
Fees: none


Personnel
ASDC USER SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


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


TAKMENG WONG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: takmeng.wong at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Reseach Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Publications/References
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) On-line documentation.
{URL = http://ceres.larc.nasa.gov/docs.php}

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-02-03



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