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 CERES Data Products are available?

  • Clouds and Computed Flux Profile Data Sets represent surface, within-atmosphere, and Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) fluxes from radiative transfer model calculations with inputs from several sources.
  • Clouds and TOA/SFC Flux Data Set represents TOA and surface radiation derived from CERES and imager measurements.
  • ERBE-like Data Sets are consistent with earlier ERBE processing.
  • CERES-NEWS-CCCM data sets integrate measurements from CERES, MODIS, CALIPSO, and CloudSat.
  • CERES-MISR-MODIS (SSF-SSFM) data sets integrate measurements from CERES, MISR, and MODIS.
  • Instrument data (BDS) represent Instrument Data.
  • SSF/SYN1deg-lite Data Sets represent Single Scanner Satellite Footprint (SSF), Synoptic Radiative Fluxes (SYN), clouds, TOA and surface fluxes with improved CERES instrument Edition 3 (2010) calibration, processed with Edition 2 algorithms.