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

Entry ID: SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_UTC_NC_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The data set contains monthly average/3-hourly (also calleddiurnally-resolved monthly average or just 'diurnal' for brevity) global fieldsof 11 shortwave (SW) surface radiative parameters derived with the Shortwavealgorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme /Global Energy andWater-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project.The data is generated using the Pinker/Laszlo shortwave algorithm (R.T. Pinkerand I. Laszlo, 1992: Modeling Surface Solar Irradiance for SatelliteApplications on a Global Scale, J. Appl. Met., 31, 194-211).These parameters were derived originally on a 3-hourly temporal resolution(i.e., a global instantaneous gridded field every 3 hours), at UT hours 00, 03,06, 09, 12, 15, 18, and 21 for every day of the month. The 3-hourly values wereused to compute monthly averages separately for each of the 8 UT hours. Thecurrent version of the data is identified as Release 3.0.

DOI

10.5067/SRB/REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_UTC_NC_L2

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • ABSORPTION
  • OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • ALBEDO
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • TRANSMITTANCE
  • AEROSOL RADIANCE
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • Organic Carbon and Elemental Carbon (OC/EC)
  • All-Sky Global Photosynthetically Active Radiation Flux
  • All-Sky Surface Downward Shortwave (SW) Flux
  • All-Sky Surface Upward Shortwave (SW) Flux
  • All-Sky TOA (Top of Atmosphere) Downward Shortwave Flux
  • All-Sky TOA (Top of Atmosphere) Upward Shortwave Flux
  • Clear-Sky Surface Downward Shortwave (SW) Flux
  • Clear-Sky Surface Upward Shortwave (SW) Flux
  • Clear-Sky TOA (Top of Atmosphere) Upward Shortwave Flux
  • Cosine Solar Zenith Angle From Astronomy
  • Cosine Solar Zenith Angle From Satellite
  • Daylight Cloud Fraction
  • Daylight Optical Depth
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Surface Albedo
  • Surface Net Irradiance
  • 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
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-4
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
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
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 2014-09-26
Last updated on 2022-11-25