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

Entry ID: SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_NC_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The data set contains monthly average/3-hourly (also called diurnally-resolved monthly average) global fields of three longwave (LW) surface radiative parameters derived with the Quality-Check LW (QCLW) algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment(WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project. There are a total of three parameters in these files as follows: 1. Surface Downward Longwave Flux (DLF), 2. Surface Net Longwave Flux (NLF), and 3. Surface Clear Sky Downward Longwave Flux (CSDLF). These parameters were derived originally on a 3-hourly temporal resolution (i.e., a global instantaneous gridded field every 3 hours), namely, at UT hours 00, 03, 06, 09, 12, 15, 18, and 21 for every day of the month. The 3-hourly values were used to compute monthly averages separately for each of the 8 GMT hours. The current version of the data sets is identified as Release 3.0. It covers a period of 24.5 years from July 1983 to December 2007.

DOI

10.5067/SRB/REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_NC_L2

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • ALBEDO
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • ABSORPTION
  • TRANSMITTANCE
  • AEROSOL RADIANCE
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • 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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RADIOMETERS
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
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VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
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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
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IMAGING RADIOMETERS
Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

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