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Global Satellite Derived 3 hourly L3 Surface Radiation

Abstract: This dataset is based on the ISCCP-DX dataset and reprocess the satellite radiative fluxes to a higher spatial and temporal resolution, i.e. 0.5-degree and 3-hourly. The period from 1983 to 2008 will be covered. The reprocessing will provide a better radiation product through incorporating newly available information, e.g., better spectral land surface models and global distribution of aerosols.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.75   S: -89.75   E: 179.75   W: -179.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of Maryland
Dataset Title: Global Satellite Derived 3 hourly L3 Surface Radiation
Dataset Release Date: 00.00.2012
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-07-01
Stop Date: 2008-06-30
Location Keywords
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: (per file) XXX
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: None
Phone: 301-405-5380
Email: pinker at
Contact Address:
Department Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-04-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-20