SRB Level 2
Entry Title: Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave 3 hourly data in netcdf format

Entry ID: SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_NC_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The data set contains 3-hourly global fields of six longwave (LW) surface andTop of Atmosphere (TOA) radiative parameters, derived with the Longwavealgorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy andWater-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project.There are a total of seven parameters in these files as follows:1. Day/Night flag (day_night_flag; 1=Day, 0=Night)2. TOA Upward Clear-Sky Flux/Clear-sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) (clr_lw_toa_up)3. Surface Clear-sky Upward Longwave Flux (clr_lw_sfc_up)4. Surface Clear-sky Downward Longwave Flux (clr_lw_sfc_dn)5. TOA All-Sky Upward Longwave Flux/OLR (lw_toa_up)6. Surface All-Sky Upward Longwave Flux (lw_sfc_up)7. Surface All-Sky Downward Longwave Flux (lw_sfc_dn)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 current version ofthe data set is Release 3.1.The GEWEX LW algorithm uses the Fu et al. (1997) thermal infrared radiativetransfer code requiring atmospheric profile information, cloud, and surfaceproperties. The sources for these inputs are briefly described below. Adetailed description of the algorithm is currently being prepared forpublication.

DOI

10.5067/SRB/REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_NC_L2

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • TRANSMITTANCE
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • ABSORPTION
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • AEROSOL RADIANCE
  • ALBEDO
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • Organic Carbon and Elemental Carbon (OC/EC)
  • All-Sky Surface Downward Flux
  • All-Sky Surface Upward Flux
  • Clear-Sky Surface Downward Flux
  • Clear-Sky Surface Upward Flux
  • Clear-Sky TOA (Top of Atmosphere) Upward Flux
  • Day Flag
  • Daylight Cloud Fraction
  • Daylight Optical Depth
  • Night Flag
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Outgoing Longwave (LW) Radiation
  • 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: 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
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VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 7
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
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
IMAGING RADIOMETERS
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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
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Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

Created on 2014-09-29
Last updated on 2021-06-17