SRB Level 2
Entry Title: Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in native format

Entry ID: SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

This data set provides 3-hourly global fields of 47 surface and cloud properties that serve as inputs to the GEWEX longwave algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project. Inputs to the algorithm were obtained from the following sources:Cloud parameters were derived from the International Satellite Cloud ClimatologyProject (Rossow and Schiffer, 1999) DX data product. The cloud pixels wereseparated into categories of high, middle and low where middle and low cloudscould be composed of ice or water. Cloud fractions and cloud optical depthswere determined within these categories. Cloud particle sizes were assumed andcloud physical thicknesses were also assigned based upon information fromliterature. Random overlap is used between the high, middle and low layers tobetter approximate undercast conditions.Temperature and moisture profiles were obtained from the 4-D data assimilationGoddard EOS Data Assimilation System, level-4 (GEOS-4) obtained from the GlobalModeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) (Bloom et al., 2005)

DOI

10.5067/SRB/REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_L2

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • TRANSMITTANCE
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • ALBEDO
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • AEROSOL RADIANCE
  • OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • ABSORPTION
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • Organic Carbon and Elemental Carbon (OC/EC)
  • Daylight Cloud Fraction
  • Daylight Optical Depth
  • Monthly Data
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Surface Albedo
  • Surface Downward Longwave (LW) Flux
  • Surface Irradiance
  • Surface Longwave Cloud Radiative Forcing
  • Surface Net Irradiance
  • Surface Net Longwave (LW) Flux
  • Surface Radiation
  • Surface Shortwave (SW) Irradiance
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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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: 1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution: 3 Hours
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-4
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
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RADIOMETERS
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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IMAGING RADIOMETERS
RADIOMETERS
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
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RADIOMETERS
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
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RADIOMETERS
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 7
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
RADIOMETERS
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
RADIOMETERS
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
RADIOMETERS
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
Meteosat Operational Programme 1 (MOP-1)
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

Created on 2014-09-25
Last updated on 2021-06-17