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ISLSCP II EARTH RADIATION BUDGET EXPERIMENT (ERBE) MONTHLY ALBEDO, 1986-1990
Entry ID: ISCLSCP_II_ERBE_ALBEDO

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Summary
Abstract: The goals of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) are (1) to understand the radiation balance between the Sun, Earth, atmosphere, and space and (2) to establish an accurate, long-term baseline data set for detection of climate changes. Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) data are fundamental to the development of realistic climate models and to the understanding of natural and anthropogenic perturbations of the climate system. As part of ERBE, measurements of broadband shortwave radiation reflected from the Earth-atmosphere system were obtained, from which top of atmosphere albedo values were calculated. In addition, values from scenes determined to be free of clouds were analyzed separately and clear-sky albedos were derived. For this study, only the clear-sky albedos are included. The ERBE data sets for the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Initiative II contain global, top of atmosphere, clear sky albedo data from January 1986 to February 1990. The original ERBE albedo data at 2.5 degree spatial resolution were re-gridded to a 1 degree spatial resolution by the ISLSCP II staff. Both the original data at 2.5 degree resolution and the 1 degree data set are provided.

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Description: ISLSCP II EARTH RADIATION BUDGET EXPERIMENT (ERBE) MONTHLY ALBEDO, 1986-1990


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: BARKSTROM, B.R
Dataset Title: ISLSCP II EARTH RADIATION BUDGET EXPERIMENT (ERBE) MONTHLY ALBEDO, 1986-1990
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/957
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/#fq=fileID:957


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-02-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >LEAF CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >ALBEDO    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION >VEGETATION INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
NOAA-14 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14    [Information]
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
LICOR LEAF AREA METER    [Information]
STEEL MEASURING TAPE    [Information]
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ERBE >Earth Radiation Budget Experiment    [Information]
ISLSCP >International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
GCM
GEWEX
ISCCP
ISLSCP
ALBEDO
BIOSPHERE
GRID DATA
VEGETATION
LAND COVER
HOURLY DATA
SURFACE PAR
MODEL OUTPUT
MONTHLY DATA
LEAF AREA INDEX
EARTH RADIATION BUDGET
VEGETATION CLASSIFICATION MAP
GLOBAL ENERGY AND WATER CYCLE EXPERIMENT
INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE LAND-SURFACE CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: 957

Data Center Personnel
Name: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA


Personnel
BRUCE, DR. R. BARKSTROM
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-04-28



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