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

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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