CERES Level 1B
Entry Title: CERES Bidirectional Scans NPP FM-5 Edition2

Entry ID: CER_BDS_NPP-FM5_Edition2
Radiation Budget
Description

The Edition2 CERES BiDirectional Scans (BDS) for Flight Model 5 (FM5) on the Suomi NPP spacecraft (CER_BDS_NPP-FM5_Edition2) data are CERES geolocated and calibrated TOA filtered radiances and other instrument data. Each Cloud and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) BiDirectional Scans (BDS) data product contains twenty-four hours of Level-1b data for a CERES scanner instrument mounted on a spacecraft. The BDS includes samples of normal and short Earth scan elevation profiles in fixed and rotating azimuth modes (including space, internal calibration, and solar calibration views). The BDS contains Level-0 raw (unconverted) science and instrument data and the geolocated converted science and instrument data. The BDS contains additional data not found in the Level-0 input file, including converted satellite position and velocity data, celestial data converted digital status data, and parameters used in the radiance count conversion equations. CERES is a key Earth Observing System (EOS) program component. The CERES instruments provide radiometric measurements of the Earth's atmosphere from three broadband channels. The CERES missions follow 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 CERES instrument (FM5) was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011. The newest CERES instrument (FM6) was launched on board the Joint Polar-Orbiting Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) satellite on November 18, 2017.

DOI

10.5067/NPP/CERES/BDS-FM5_L1.002

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SENSOR COUNTS
  • SINK TEMPERATURE
  • SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
  • INFRARED RADIANCE
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • VISIBLE RADIANCE
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL TROPOSPHERE
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2012-01-27 - Present
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
Suomi-NPP
Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
CERES-FM5
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 5
Total Detector Shortwave Detector Window Detector
Metadata Dates

Created on 2020-02-26
Last updated on 2024-02-12