SRB Level 2
Entry Title: Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave monthly data in native format

Entry ID: SRB_REL3.1_LW_MONTHLY_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The data set contains monthly average global fields of six longwave (LW)surface and Top of Atmosphere (TOA) radiative parameters derived with theLongwave algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energyand Water-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project.There are a total of six parameters in these files as follows:1. TOA Upward Clear-Sky Flux/Clear-sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) (clr_toa_up)2. Surface Clear-sky Upward Longwave Flux (clr_sfc_up)3. Surface Clear-sky Downward Longwave Flux (clr_sfc_down)4. TOA All-Sky Upward Longwave Flux/OLR (toa_up)5. Surface All-Sky Upward Longwave Flux (sfc_up)6. Surface All-Sky Downward Longwave Flux (sfc_down)These parameters are derived originally on a 3-hourly temporal resolution. The3-hourly values are averaged into monthly averages given in these files. Thecurrent version of the data sets is identified as 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_MONTHLY_L2

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • ABSORPTION
  • OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • ALBEDO
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • TRANSMITTANCE
  • AEROSOL RADIANCE
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • 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
  • Daylight Cloud Fraction
  • Daylight Optical Depth
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Outgoing Longwave (LW) Radiation
  • 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: Monthly
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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RADIOMETERS
VISSR
Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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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
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IMAGING RADIOMETERS
Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

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