CERES Level 4
Entry Title: CERES Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) TOA and Surface Monthly means data in netCDF Edition 4.1

Entry ID: CERES_EBAF_Edition4.1
Clouds Radiation Budget
DOI

10.5067/TERRA-AQUA/CERES/EBAF_L3B.004.1
Resources and Documentation

Earthdata Forum for CERES

PROJECT HOME PAGE

CERES project home page

PROFESSIONAL HOME PAGE

NASA Mission Overview of the CERES/ARM Validation Experiment (CAVE)

TERRA Overview

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

Product Information: CERES EBAF-TOA Product Information

DATA CITATION POLICY

How to cite ASDC data

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

ASDC Data and Information for CERES

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

CERES EBAF-TOA Data Set Abstract

READ-ME

Readme Information on the CERES_EBAF-TOA_Edition 4.0 Data Set

SCIENCE DATA PRODUCT SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION

Read Software Package - CERES_EBAF_Edition4.1 Sample Read Edition 2.7 - Direct File Download (.zip)

READ-ME

Readme Information on CERES_EBA_Edition4.1

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

Unidata Overview of Network Common Data Form (NetCDF)

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

CERES EBAF Product Information

DATA QUALITY

CERES_EBAF_Ed4.1 Data Quality Summary (September 4, 2019)

PRODUCTION HISTORY

CERES Data Products Catalog

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Data Product Catalog CERES Editions 1-4 as well as Internal and External Ancillary Products

PROCESSING HISTORY

CERES Product Level Details

REQUIREMENTS AND DESIGN

CERES Input Data Sources

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

CERES General Product Info

PROCESSING HISTORY

CERES Processing Level Details

USER FEEDBACK PAGE

NASA Earthdata Forum - CERES

ALGORITHM THEORETICAL BASIS DOCUMENT (ATBD)

NASA EOS ATB Documents: CERES

USER'S GUIDE

CERES Collection Guides

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

CERES On-Line Documentation

USER FEEDBACK PAGE

CERES Instrument Working Group Web Sites

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

CERES Overview of FM3 & FM4 on Aqua

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

CERES Overview of PFM on TRMM

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observeratory Article: A Delicate Balance: Signs of Change in the Tropics - New data sets were also used from NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments that fly aboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring...

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: Aqua CERES First Light: Image of the Day - The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument is one of six on board the Aqua satellite.

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: CERES Detects Earth's Heat and Energy: Image of the Day - Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) monitors solar energy reflected from the Earth and heat energy emitted from the Earth.

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: CERES First Light Images: Image of the Day - These two Terra instruments join a previous CERES scanner on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) which was launched on November 27, 1997

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: CERES Global Cloud Fraction - Each map combines observations from the CERES sensors on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites collected on December 27, 2008

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: Does the Earth Have an Iris Analog - Sensors on the TRMM and Terra satellite missions routinely measure these cloud physical properties, which scientists will match in time and space with CERES.

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: First Monthly CERES Global Longwave and Shortwave Radiation - These measurements were acquired by NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) sensors during March 2000.

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: Net Radiation - The measurements were made by the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) sensors on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites.

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: Space-based Observations of the Earth (Thermal radiation emitted from the Earth's surface and clouds on March 1, 2000 as seen by the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES))

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: Terra Spacecraft Fact Sheet - Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) CERES will measure the Earth's energy balance—comparing the amount of energy from the sun that...

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: The Arctic Is Absorbing More Sunlight - The radiation measurements were made by NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments which fly on multiple satellites. 

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: The Water Cycle - MODIS, CERES, and AIRS all collect data relevant to the study of clouds.

PUBLICATIONS

NASA Earth Observatory Article: Tropical Cloud Systems and CERES: Image of the Day - CERES detects the amount of outgoing heat and reflected sunlight leaving the planet.

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

Overview of HDF

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

ASDC List of CERES Examples: Spatial Extent and Scan Modes

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION

CERES Data Products

MICRO ARTICLE

NASA Earth Observatory Article: Clouds in the Balance

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • NET RADIATION
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • CLOUD FRACTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • RADIATIVE FLUX
  • INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • All-Sky TOA (Top of Atmosphere) Net Balanced Flux
  • Clear-Sky (Spatially Complete) TOA (Top of Atmosphere) Net Balanced Flux
  • Cloud Radiative Forcing
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Surface
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

NetCDF-4

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2000-03-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution: month
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
AQUA
Earth Observing System, AQUA
CERES SCANNER
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Scanner
Terra
Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
CERES SCANNER
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Scanner
Metadata Dates

Created on 2019-05-31
Last updated on 2020-03-03