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 is the spatial coverage and temporal range?

CERES is a global data set whose satellite orbit determines the spatial coverage at the surface.
 

Satellites Instruments MinLat MaxLat MinLon MaxLon Spatial Altitude Temporal Range
NPP FM5 -90 90 -180 180 824 km Feb 2012 - present
Aqua FM3 & FM4 -90 90 -180 180 705 km Jun 2002 - present
Terra FM1 & FM2 -90 90 -180 180 705 km Feb 2000 - present
TRMM PFM -40 40 -180 180 350 km Dec 1997 - Sep 1, 1998
*occasional coverage for coincident overflights with Terra in 1999 - 2001