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 ERBE Data Sets are available?

The data are available in both native format (NAT), and Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) as listed and described in the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Langley ASDC Project Document. The following provide a quick summary of the available data.
 

  Scanner and Nonscanner
(Scanner-dependent)
Original Nonscanner
(Scanner-independent)
Newer Nonscanner
(Scanner-independent)
Total Solor Irradiance
Temporal Coverage 11/1984 - 02/1990: 11/1984 - 11/1995: 11/1984 - 09/1999: 10/1984 - 03/2003:
Data Sets
  • ERBE_S4/S7/S9_NAT
  • ERBE_S4G_/SC/MFOV/WFOV
  • ERBE_S10_MFOV/WFOV
  • ERBE_S4N_NAT
  • ERBE_S4GN_WFOV
  • ERBE_S10N_WFV
  • ERBE_S10N_WFOV
  • Edition2 & Edition3 products
  • ERBE_S7_NAT
  • ERBE_TSI_ERBS_NAT