Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

Explain the CERES file naming convention

CERES file names are formed using the dataset name, configuration code and date information which make each file name unique.

A Dataset name consists of CER_<ProductID>_<Sampling-Strategy>_<Production-Strategy>
Eg. CER_SSF_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2B

The SSF Filename consists of the <Dataset name> combined with the <Configuration Code> and <Date> to make it unique
Eg. CER_SSF_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2B_120145.2001052812

<ProductID> Identification value - CRS, ES8, SSF, SYN
<Sampling-Strategy> Satellite, instrument, and imager - TRMM-PFM-VIRS, Terra-FM1-MODIS, Aqua-FM3-MODIS
<Production-Strategy> Edition or campaign - At-launch, Edition2, ValidationR1
<Config-Code> 6-digit file and software version management code number - 120145
<Date> Date in the form YYYYMMDDHH - 2001052812 (May 28, 2001 GMT hr12)