Surface Radiation Budget

The NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release-3.0 data sets contains global 3-hourly, daily, monthly/3-hourly, and monthly averages of surface and top-of atmosphere (TOA) longwave and shortwave radiative parameters on a 1°x1° grid. Model inputs of cloud amounts and other atmospheric state parameters are also available in some of the data sets. Primary inputs to the models include: visible and infrared radiances from International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) pixel-level (DX) data, cloud and surface properties derived from those data, temperature and moisture profiles from GEOS-4 reanalysis product obtained from the NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO), and column ozone amounts constituted from Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) archives, and Stratospheric Monitoring-group's Ozone Blended Analysis (SMOBA), an assimilation product from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. SRB products are reformatted for the use of renewable energy and agricultural communities and made available through the Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) website. SRB products now overlap a portion of surface and TOA flux data sets that are available from Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project. These CERES data products and those from the CERES Fast Longwave and SHortwave Radiative Fluxes (FLASHFlux) project extend past the SRB time frame. The latter project provides radiative fluxes on a near real-time basis. The CERES and CERES/FLASHFlux data sets also make use of global observations from Moderate-resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MODIS) instruments.

Release-3.0 products differ substantially from earlier SRB Releases (2.0 and 2.5) arising from numerous improvements of the algorithms and input data sets. Temporal coverage of Release-3.0 is extended to December 2007; Release-2.5 ended in June 2005. On-line documentation provides information on all changes applicable to Release-3.0. Users are encouraged to consult on-line documentation prior to using these data sets. In addition to the big-endian binary formatted files of previous releases, Release-3.0 is now available in netCDF format.

Disciplines:   Clouds Radiation Budget
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_DAILY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave daily data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_DAILY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave daily data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_LOCAL_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily local data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_LOCAL_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_UTC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily UTC data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_UTC_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily UTC data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_LOCAL_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly local data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_LOCAL_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_UTC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly UTC data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_UTC_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly UTC data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_DAILY_1
SRB Release 3.1 GEOS-4 Temperature Surface Skin Only Longwave (LW) Daily Data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.1_LW_DAILY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 longwave daily local data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.1_LW_DAILY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 longwave daily local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
SRB_REL3.0_CLDPROPS_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 CLDPROPS 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_DAILY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly Data in Native Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_DAILY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave daily data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_LOCAL_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly monthly local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_UTC_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly monthly UTC data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 G4TskinOnly Longwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 G4TskinOnly Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_MONTHLY_1
SRB Release 3.1 GEOS-4 Temperature Surface Skin Only Longwave (LW) Monthy Data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave daily data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 longwave 3 hourly monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave 3 hourly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_LW_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_LW_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly