Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Scanner (SC) 2.5, 5, 10 degrees Zonal and Global Regional Averages
Entry ID: ERBE_S4G_SC_ZG

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Summary
Abstract: ERBE_S4G_SC_ZG data set contains Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Scanner (SC) 2.5, 5, 10 degrees Zonal and Global Regional Averages in Hierarchical Data Format.

The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) is a multi-satellite system designed to measure the Earth's radiation budget. The ERBE instruments fly on a mid-inclination National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) and two sun-synchronous National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites, NOAA-9 and NOAA-10. The NOAA-9 and NOAA-10 provide global coverage and the ERBS provides coverage between 67.5 degrees north and south latitude. Each satellite carries both a scanner and a nonscanner instrument package.

The scanner instrument package contains three detectors to measure shortwave (0.2 to 5 microns), longwave (5 to 50 microns) and total waveband radiation (.2 to 50 microns). Each detector normally scans the Earth perpendicular to the satellite groundtrack from horizon-to-horizon. The detectors are thermistors which use space views on every scan as a reference point to guard against drift. They are located at the focal point of a f/1.84 Cassegrain telescope, whose aluminum-coated mirrors have been overcoated to enhance ultraviolet reflectivity. The total channel has no filter and so absorbs all wavelengths. The shortwave channel has a fused silica filter which transmits only shortwave radiation. The longwave channel has a multilayer filter on a diamond substrate to reject shortwave energy and accept longwave. To enhance the spectral flatness of the detectors, each thermistor chip is coated with a thin layer of black paint. The effective field of view of the scanner is 3 degrees.

The ERBE S-4G product contains averages of radiant flux and albedo on regional, zonal, and global scales. The data for the S-4G product are arranged by parameter values. The various combinations of the satellites reflect the actual duration of the scanners.

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Access ERBE Data and Information


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Barstrom, B.R.
Dataset Title: ERBE S-4G Scanner (SC) 2.5, 5, 10 degrees Zonal and Global Regional Averages in Hierarchical Data Format
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA
Dataset Publisher: Langley Research Center
Online Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/erbe/erbe_table


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-11-01
Stop Date: 1990-02-28


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX    [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
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ERBS/ERBE >Earth Radiation Budget Experiment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
RADIANT FLUX
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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: ERBE_S4G_SC_ZG

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: ERBE_S4G_SC_ZG

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: varies
Distribution_Format: HDF
Fees: none


Personnel
BRUCE, DR. R. BARKSTROM
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (757) 864-5676
Fax: (757) 864-7996
Email: b.r.barkstrom at larc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Atmospheric Sciences Research, Building 1250
Mail Stop 420
21 Langley Boulevard
NASA Langley Research Center
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
Brooks, D. R., E. F. Harrison, P. Minnis, J. T. Suttles, and
R. S. Kandel, "Development of Algorithms for Understanding the
Temporal and Spatial Variability of the Earth's Radiation Balance,"
Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, 24, 422-438, 1986.

Brooks, D. R., and P. Minnis, "Comparison of Longwave Diurnal Models
Applied to Simulations of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment,"
Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, 23, 155-160, 1984.

Earth Data Management System Reference Manual, Volume VI, Daily Data
Base and Monthly Time/Space Averaging, November 1986.

Earth Radiant Fluxes and Albedo, Scanner S-9, Nonscanner S-10/S-10N
User's Guide, Revision 1, March 1993.

ERBE Data Management System Reference Manual, Volumes Va and Vb,
Inversion, August 1987.

ERBE Data Management System Reference Manual, Volume VII, Output
Products, September 1986.

Kopia, L. P., "The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment Scanning
Instrument," Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, 24, 400-406,
1986.

Luther, M. R., J. E. Cooper, and G. RT. Taylor, "The Earth Radiation
Budget Experiment Nonscanning Instrument," Reviews of Geophysics and
Space Physics, 24, 391-399, 1986.

Monthly Medium-Wide Data Tape S-7 User's Guide, Revision 1, February
1993.

Processed Archival Tape S-8 PAT User's Guide, December 1987.

Raw Archival Tape S-1 User's Guide, July 1985.

The Regional, Zonal, and Global averages, S-4/S-4N User's Guide,
Revision 1, June 1993.

Smith, G. L., R. N. Green, E. Raschke, L. M. Avis, B. A. Wielicki, and
R. Davies. "Inversion Methods for Satellite Studies of the Earth's
Radiation Budget: Development of Algorithms for the ERBE Missions."
Rev. of Geophys., 24:407-421, 1986.

Sorlie, S. Langley DAAC Handbook. NASA Langley Research Center,
Hampton, Virginia, February 1993.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07

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