CERES ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Title: CERES ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) On-line documentation. {URL = "http://ceres.larc.nasa.gov/docs.php"}
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AQUA
Theme_Keyword: TERRA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, TERRA (AM-1)
Theme_Keyword: TRMM > TROPICAL RAINFALL MEASURING MISSION
Theme_Keyword: SUOMI-NPP > SUOMI NATIONAL POLAR-ORBITING PARTNERSHIP
Theme_Keyword: CERES-FM1 > CLOUDS AND THE EARTH'S RADIANT ENERGY SYSTEM - FLIGHT MODEL 1
Theme_Keyword: CERES-FM2 > CLOUDS AND THE EARTH'S RADIANT ENERGY SYSTEM - FLIGHT MODEL 2
Theme_Keyword: CERES-FM3 > CLOUDS AND THE EARTH'S RADIANT ENERGY SYSTEM - FLIGHT MODEL 3
Theme_Keyword: CERES-FM4 > CLOUDS AND THE EARTH'S RADIANT ENERGY SYSTEM - FLIGHT MODEL 4
Theme_Keyword: CERES-PFM > CLOUDS AND THE EARTH'S RADIANT ENERGY SYSTEM - PROTOTYPE FLIGHT MODEL
Theme_Keyword: CERES-FM5 > CLOUDS AND THE EARTH'S RADIANT ENERGY SYSTEM - FLIGHT MODEL 5
Theme_Keyword: CERES > CLOUDS AND THE EARTH'S RADIANT ENERGY SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Clear-sky Albedo
Theme_Keyword: Clear-sky Longwave Flux
Theme_Keyword: Clear-sky Shortwave Flux
Theme_Keyword: Clear-sky Solar Incidence
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Scene Type
Theme_Keyword: Longwave Flux
Theme_Keyword: Net Flux
Theme_Keyword: Shortwave Flux
Theme_Keyword: Solar Incidence
Theme_Keyword: Toa Flux
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Month
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TAKMENG WONG
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Reseach Center
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: takmeng.wong@nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 2.5 degree
Longitude_Resolution: 2.5 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC > Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/LARC_DAAC > Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition1-CV
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition1-CV
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Aqua-Xtrk_Edition3
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_FM1+FM2_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_FM1+FM2_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_FM1+FM2+FM3+FM4_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_FM1+FM3_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_FM1+FM4_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_FM2+FM3_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_NPP-FM5_Edition1-CV
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1+FM2_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_PFM+FM1+FM2_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition1-CV
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition1-CV
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition2
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_Terra-Xtrk_Edition3
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition1
Resource_Description: CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition2
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
Access CERES ES-4 data via Reverb
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ceres.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
CERES Project Home Page
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/ceres/ceres_t...
Access_Instructions:
Access all CERES data products and additional product information - ES-4 ERBElike products and information are listed under Level 3
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ceres.larc.nasa.gov/products.php?product=ER...
Access_Instructions:
Detailed CERES ERBElike Level 3 (ES-4/ES-9) Product Information
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140203
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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