SRB Level 4
Entry Title: GEWEX SRB Integrated Product (Rel-4) Shortwave 3-Hourly Monthly Average by UTC Fluxes

Entry ID: GEWEXSRB_Rel4-IP_Shortwave_3hrlymonthly_utc_1
Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

GEWEXSRB_Rel4-IP_Shortwave_3hrlymonthly_utc is the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Integrated Product (Rel-4) Shortwave 3-Hourly Monthly Average by UTC (also known as diurnal) data product. It contains global fields of 11 shortwave surface and Top of Atmosphere (TOA), radiative parameters derived with the Shortwave algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project. This version is known as Release 4-Integrated Product. The fluxes include all-sky, clear-sky and pristine-sky TOA upward fluxes, incoming (downward) TOA flux, and all-sky, clear-sky and pristine-sky upward and downward fluxes at surface. Surface PAR, cloud fraction, average solar zenith angle and a status flag of filled fluxes are also included. Inputs to the shortwave algorithm are cloud and radiance information from International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) HXS, total column precipitable water from ISCCP nnHIRS, Total Solar Irradiance from SORCE TIM, ozone from ISCCP, and MAC V1 aerosol amounts and radiative properties. The temporal range is July 1983 through June 2017. These data are averaged from UTC 3-hourly values. Data collection for this product is complete.

DOI

10.5067/GEWEXSRB/Rel4-IP_Shortwave_3hrlymonthly_utc_1

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • NET RADIATION
  • TRANSMITTANCE
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • RADIATIVE FLUX
  • INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERIC HEATING
  • ABSORPTION
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • SCATTERING
  • CLOUDS
  • ATMOSPHERIC EMITTED RADIATION
  • ALBEDO
  • VEGETATION
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • SUNSHINE
  • solar zenith angle
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Longitude Resolution: 1.0 degree
Latitude Resolution: 1.0 degree
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1983-07-01 - 2017-06-30
Temporal Resolution: 3-hourly monthly
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
SATELLITES
RADIOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 2020-10-13
Last updated on 2021-06-10