Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) measurements were collected from three satellites (ERBS, NOAA-9, NOAA-10) carrying two ERBE instrument packages (Scanner and NonScanner). The objective was to measure global albedo, fluxes, and solar incidence. The ERBE instruments on board the NOAA-9 and NOAA-10 satellites provide global spatial coverage, while the scanner instruments on board the ERBS provides coverage between 67.5 degrees north and south latitude and the nonscanner instruments on board the ERBS provide coverage between 60 degrees north and south latitude. Because ERBS is in a precessing (57-degree) orbit, the ERBE instruments on board this satellite provide diurnal sampling.

ERBS, a dedicated NASA satellite, was launched in October 1984. The NOAA-9 and NOAA-10 satellites, both operational weather satellites maintained by NOAA, were launched in December 1984 and September 1986, respectively.

Disciplines:   Radiation Budget
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
ERBE_S10_MFOV_NF_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10 Medium Field of View (MFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) Radiant Flux and Albedo
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-01 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10_MFOV_SF_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10 Medium Field of View (MFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-01 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10N_WFOV_NF_Edition2
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Nonscanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) Radiant Flux and Albedo Edition 2 in Native Format
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1999-09-30
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10N_WFOV_NF_Edition3
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Nonscanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) Radiant Flux and Albedo Edition 3 in Native Format
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-60,60), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1999-09-30
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10N_WFOV_SF_Edition2
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Nonscanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo Edition 2 in Native Format
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1999-09-30
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10N_WFOV_SF_Edition3
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Nonscanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Filter (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo Edition 3 in Native Format
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-60,60), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1999-09-30
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10N_WFV_NF_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Nonscanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) Earth Flux and Albedo
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1995-11-30
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10N_WFV_SF_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10N (Nonscanner-only) Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Earth Flux and Albedo
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1995-11-30
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10_WFOV_NF_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10 Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) Earth Flux and Albedo
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S10_WFOV_SF_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10 Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Earth Flux and Albedo
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-01 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly Climatology
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_MFOV_NF_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner, Medium Field of View (MFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) 5 degree Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_MFOV_NF_N10_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner, Medium
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
> 1000 km or > 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_MFOV_NF_ZG_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner,Medium Field of View (MFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) Zonal and Global Averages in HDF
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
> 1000 km or > 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_MFOV_SF_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner,Medium Field of View (MFOV) Shape Factor (SF) 10 degree Regional Averages in HDF
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_MFOV_SF_ZG_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Nonscanner S-4G MediumField of View (MFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Zonal and Global Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4GN_WFOV_NF_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4GN (Nonscanner) Wide Field of View Numerical Filter (NF) 5.0 degree Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1995-11-30
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4GN_WFOV_NF_ZG_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4GN (Nonscanner) Wide Field of View Numerical Filter (NF) Zonal and Global Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1995-11-30
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4GN_WFOV_SF_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4GN (Nonscanner) Wide Field of View Shape Factor (SF) 10.0 degree Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1995-11-30
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4GN_WFOV_SF_ZG_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4GN (Nonscanner) Wide Field of View Shape Factor (SF) 10.0 degree Zonal and Global Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1995-11-30
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4GN_WFV_NF_N10_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4GN (Nonscanner) Wide Field of View Numerical Filter 5 deg. nested 10 deg. Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1995-11-30
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_SC_2.5_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Scanner (SC) 2.5 degree Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_SC_NEST10_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Scanner (SC) 5 degree nested to 10 degree Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_SC_NEST5_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Scanner (SC) 2.5 degree nested to 5 degree Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_SC_ZG_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Scanner (SC) 2.5, 5, 10 degrees Zonal and Global Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_WFOV_NF_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner, Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) 5 degree Regional Averages
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_WFOV_NF_N10_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner,Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) 5 degree nested to 10 degree Regional Averages in HDF
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_WFOV_NF_ZG_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner,Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) 5 and 10 degree Zonal and Global Averages in HDF
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_WFOV_SF_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner,Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Factor (SF) 10 degree Regional Averages in HDF
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4G_WFOV_SF_ZG_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner,Wide Field of View (WFOV) Shape Factor (SF) 10 degree Zonal and Global Averages in HDF
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Regional, Zonal, and Global Averages S-4 data in native format
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
> 1000 km or > 10 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S4N_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Nonscanner Regional, Zonal, and Global Averages S-4N data in native format
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-12-01 - 1995-10-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
ERBE_S9_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-9 Scanner Radiant Flux
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
ERBE_S7_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-7 Monthly Medium-Wide Data Tape
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1999-09-30,
1984-11-05 - 1999-09-30,
1984-11-05 - 1999-09-30
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
ERBE_S8_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-8 Processed Archival Tape
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28,
1984-11-05 - 1990-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
ERBE_TSI_ERBS_NAT_1
Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) from the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in Native Format
Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-60,60), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1984-10-25 - 2003-03-12
Temporal Resolution:
Biweekly