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

Entry ID: SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_UTC_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The data set contains monthly average global fields of eleven shortwave(SW) surface radiative parameters derived with the Shortwave algorithm of theNASA World Climate Research Programme /Global Energy and Water-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. The3-hourly values were first averaged into local solar time daily values (seereadme_srb_rel3.0_shortwave_daily.txt). The Daily averages were then averaged into monthly averages. The current version of the data sets is identified as Release 3.0.

DOI

10.5067/SRB/REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_UTC_L3

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 Cloud Forcing
  • 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: Not provided
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: 3 Hours
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 2021-06-17