CERES Level 3
Entry Title: CERES Regionally Averaged TOA Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols Hourly NOAA-20 Edition 1B

Entry ID: CER_SSF1deg-Hour_NOAA20-VIIRS_Edition1B
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Single Scanner Footprint One Degree (SSF1deg) Hour provides regional averages of CERES Top of Atmosphere (TOA) fluxes, clouds derived from a co-located imager and aerosols on a 1-degree latitude and longitude grid. This single satellite product uses the primary CERES instrument in cross-track mode. TOA fluxes are provided for clear-sky and all-sky conditions for longwave (LW), shortwave (SW), and window wavelength bands. The incoming daily solar irradiance is from the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) and Total Solar Irradiance (TSI). The cloud properties are averaged for day and night (24-hour) and day-only periods. Cloud properties are stratified into four atmospheric layers (surface-700 hPa, 700 hPa - 500 hPa, 500 hPa - 300 hPa, 300 hPa - 100 hPa) and a total of all layers. The aerosols are averaged instantaneous values from the co-located imager. 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.

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10.5067/NOAA20/CERES/SSF1DEGHOUR_L3.001B

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD EMISSIVITY > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • NET RADIATION
  • SURFACE PRESSURE
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • CLOUD BASE TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • WIND SPEED > SURFACE WINDS
  • CLOUD TOP HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • ALBEDO
  • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • SKIN TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • RADIATIVE FLUX
  • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • CLOUD FRACTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
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Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: -90), (W: 180, E: -180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2018-05-01 - Present
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
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
VIIRS
Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite
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Created on 2021-10-04
Last updated on 2024-02-07