CERES Level 2
Entry Title: CERES Single Scanner Footprint (SSF) TOA/Surface Fluxes, Clouds and Aerosols NPP-FM5 Edition2A

Entry ID: CER_SSF_NPP-FM5-VIIRS_Edition2A
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

CER_SSF_NPP-FM5_Edition2A data have CERES observed TOA fluxes, MODIS clouds and aerosols, and parameterized surface fluxes. The Single Scanner Footprint TOA/Surface Fluxes and Clouds (SSF) product contains one hour of instantaneous Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single scanner instrument. The SSF combines instantaneous CERES data with scene information from a higher-resolution imager such as a Visible/Infrared Scanner (VIRS) on TRMM, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Terra and Aqua, or Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on S-NPP and NOAA-20. Scene identification and cloud properties are defined at the higher imager resolution, and these data are averaged over the larger CERES footprint. For each CERES footprint, the SSF contains the number of cloud layers and, for each layer, the cloud amount, height, temperature, pressure, optical depth, emissivity, ice and liquid water path, and water particle size. The SSF also contains the CERES-filtered radiances for the total, shortwave (SW), and window (WN) channels and the unfiltered SW, longwave (LW), and WN radiances. The SW, LW, and WN radiances at spacecraft altitude are converted to Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA) fluxes based on the imager-defined scene. These TOA fluxes are used to estimate surface fluxes. Only footprints with adequate imager coverage are included on CER_SSF_TRMM-PFM-VIRS_Subset_Edition1, the SSF, which is much less than the full set of footprints on the CERES ES-8 product. 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/SSF_NPP-FM5_L2.002A

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD BASE TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • CLOUD EMISSIVITY > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
  • LIDAR DEPOLARIZATION RATIO
  • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD FRACTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • RADIATIVE FLUX
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • LIDAR BACKSCATTER
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • CLOUD TOP HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
  • Cloud Base Pressure
  • Cloud Infrared Emissivity
  • Cloud Layer Area
  • Cloud Overlap
  • Cloud Particle Phase
  • Ice Particle Diameter
  • Ice Water Path
  • Liquid Water Path
  • Longwave (LW) Flux
  • Longwave (LW) Unfiltered Radiance
  • Shortwave (SW) Flux
  • Shortwave (SW) Unfiltered Radiance
  • Surface (Radiative) Flux
  • Surface Type
  • TOA (Top of Atmosphere) Flux
  • Vertical Aspect Ratio
  • Visible Optical Depth
  • Water Particle Radius
  • Window (Wn) Flux
  • Window (Wn) Unfiltered Radiance
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

NetCDF-4

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
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
VIIRS
Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite
Metadata Dates

Created on 2020-07-31
Last updated on 2024-03-01