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

What are the CERES data scene types?

Surf Index CERES Surface Type
1 Evergreen Needle Forest
2 Evergreen Broadleaf Forest
3 Deciduous Needle Forest
4 Deciduous Broadleaf Forest
5 Mixed Forest
6 Closed Shrubs
7 Open Shrubs
8 Woody Savannas
9 Savannas
10 Grassland
11 Wetlands
12 Crops
13 Urban
14 Crop/Mosaic
15 Permanent Snow/Ice
16 Barren Desert
17 Water
18 Tundra
19 Land Snow
20 Sea Ice