CERES Level 3
Entry Title: CERES ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages NOAA-20 FM6 Edition1

Entry ID: CER_ES4_NOAA20-FM6_Edition1
Radiation Budget
Description

CER_ES4_NOAA20-FM6_Edition1 is the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE)-like Monthly Geographical Averages NOAA-20 FM6 Edition1, data product. The CERES instrument TOA fluxes use algorithms identical to those used by ERBE, averaged regionally (2.5-degree, 5-degree, and 10-degree grid), zonally (2.5-degree, 5-degree, and 10-degree) and globally. The ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages (ES-4) product contains a month of space and time averaged CERES data for a single scanner instrument. 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 long-wave 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 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 CERES instrument (FM5) was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011. The last CERES instrument (FM6) was launched on board the Joint Polar-Orbiting Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) satellite on November 18, 2017.

DOI

10.5067/NOAA20/CERES/ES4-FM6_L3.001

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • ALBEDO
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
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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
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2018-05-01 - Present
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
JPSS-1
Joint Polar Satellite System - 1
CERES-FM6
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 6
Total Detector Shortwave Detector Longwave Detector
NOAA-20
Joint Polar Satellite System - 1
CERES-FM6
Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Flight Model 6
Total Detector Shortwave Detector Longwave Detector
Metadata Dates

Created on 2020-03-13
Last updated on 2024-01-19