Surface Radiation Budget

The NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 4-IP data sets contain global 3-hourly, daily, monthly/3-hourly, and monthly averages of surface and top-of atmosphere (TOA) longwave and shortwave radiative flux parameters on a 1°x1° grid. Model inputs of cloud amounts and other atmospheric state parameters are also available in the ancillary data set. The primary inputs to the models are visible and infrared radiances from International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) pixel-level (HXS) data along with cloud and surface properties derived from those data. NOAA/NCEI also provides ancillary files with the HXS data, of which temperature and moisture profiles and total column ozone were inputs to the SRB models.

Release 4-IP products differ substantially from the previous SRB Release 3.0 arising from numerous improvements of the algorithms and input data sets. The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) provided online details all changes applicable to Release 4-IP. Temporal coverage of Release 4-IP extends from mid-1983 through mid-2017 for global shortwave fluxes and 1988 through 2009 for global longwave fluxes. Additional land-only longwave coverage is available from mid-1983 through 1987 and ocean-only from 2010 through mid-2017. All fluxes are available in netCDF-4 format.

Additional information is available at https://gewex-srb.larc.nasa.gov

Disciplines:  
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_UTC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly UTC data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_DAILY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave daily data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_LOCAL_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_UTC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily UTC data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_UTC_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily UTC data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_DAILY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave daily data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_LPSA_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Shortwave monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_DAILY_LOCAL_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave daily local data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_LOCAL_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly local data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_LOCAL_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_MONTHLY_UTC_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave monthly UTC data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_DAILY_1
SRB Release 3.1 GEOS-4 Temperature Surface Skin Only Longwave (LW) Daily Data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.1_LW_DAILY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 longwave daily local data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
SRB_REL3.1_LW_DAILY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 longwave daily local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 G4TskinOnly Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave 3 hourly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_CLDPROPS_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 CLDPROPS 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_UTC_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly monthly UTC data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_LW_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_3HRLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_DAILY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave 3 hourly Data in Native Format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_DAILY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave daily data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly monthly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_LOCAL_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Shortwave 3 hourly monthly local data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_3HRLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 G4TskinOnly Longwave 3 hourly data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_G4TskinOnly_LW_MONTHLY_1
SRB Release 3.1 GEOS-4 Temperature Surface Skin Only Longwave (LW) Monthy Data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1998-01-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave daily data in native format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.1_LW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 longwave 3 hourly monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly
SRB_REL3.0_LPLA_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 QC Longwave monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
3 Hours
SRB_REL3.1_LW_MONTHLY_NC_1
Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.1 Longwave monthly data in netcdf format
Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1983-07-01 - 2007-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Monthly