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Earth System Science Workbench: Global Surface Radiation Data Products

Abstract: The 2001 program is a radiative transfer model that calculates solar
radiation flux to the surface. The model is based on simple, physical
modeling of the most important radiative processes occurring within
the atmosphere, namely scattering and absorption by clouds,
atmospheric gases and aerosols. Visible spectrum geostationary
satellite imagery is used to compute ... View entire text
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Description: Project Description of the Earth System Science Workbench
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Earth Space Research Group, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dataset Title: Global Surface Radiation
Data Presentation Form: Digital Map
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Resolution: daily
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Environmental Information Lab, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (805) 893-7356
Fax: (805) 893-7612
Email: frew at
Email: frew at
Contact Address:
Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Donald Bren Hall 4524
University of California
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-5131
Country: USA
Fax: (805) 893-2578
Email: gautier at
Contact Address:
Institute of Computational Earth Systems Science
6832 Ellison Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-3060
Country: USA
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Gautier, C; Landsfeld, M., 1997. "Surface solar radiation flux and
cloud radiative forcing for the atmospheric radiation measurement
(ARM) southern great plains (SGP): A satellite, surface observations,
and radiative transfer model study." J. of the Atmospheric Sciences,
1997 May 15, V54 N10:1289-1307.

Gautier, C., G. Diak and S. Masse, 1980 , A simple physical model to
estimate incident solar radiation at the surface from GOES satellite
data. Journal of Applied Meteorology Volume 19 pp 1005-1012
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23