The Heat Budget product is produced from AVHRR data collected by the TIROS-N/NOAA 6/7/8/9 series of polar orbiting satellites The Monthly Heat Budget archive file contains daily sets of heat budget data fields for a calendar month. A daily set consist of both polar-stereographic and 2.5 x 2.5 degree gridded arrays of nighttime longwave radiation, daytime longwave radiation, and absorbed solar energy. Polar-stereographic arrays of available solar energy are also included.
To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
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