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CERES FM6 Edition1-CV Product Release

CERES FM6 Edition1-CV Product Release

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center in collaboration with the CERES Science Team announces the release of the first Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) data sets: They are the following:

 

CER_BDS_J01-FM6_Edition1-CV
CER_ES8_J01-FM6_Edition1-CV
CER_ES4_J01-FM6_Edition1-CV
CER_ES9_J01-FM6_Edition1-CV

 

Temporal coverage for the JPSS-1 Edition1-CV BDS and ES8 data set is January 6, 2018 through current production; the JPSS-1 Edition1-CV ES4 and ES9 data set temporal coverage is from January 2018 through current production. Edition1-CV datasets are for instrument validation purposes only and not suited for science publications. On-ground calibration is used and the radiances have not been corrected using internal calibration sources yet.

 

The BDS data product is a Level-1B product that contains a 24-hour, single-satellite, single-instrument, geolocated TOA filtered radiances and other instrument data.

 

The ES-8 data product is a Level-2 product that contains a 24-hour, single-satellite, single-instrument, instantaneous view of scanner fluxes at the TOA reduced from spacecraft altitude unfiltered radiances using the ERBE scanner Inversion algorithms and the ERBE shortwave and longwave ADMs.

 

The ES-4 data product is a Level-3 product that are TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE, averaged regionally (2.5-degree, 5-degree, and 10-degree grid), zonally (2.5-degree, 5-degree, and 10-degree) and globally. 

 

The ES-9 data product is a Level-3 product that are TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE, regional averages of instantaneous footprint TOA fluxes only for the hours of satellite overpass (from ES-8 Level 2 product).

 

The CERES FM6 instrument now has a Longwave channel instead of the Window channel that previous instruments had.

 

Additional information about the CERES products, including products available, documentation, relevant links, sample software, tools for working with the data, etc. can be found at the CERES data table:   http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/ceres/ceres_table

 

Edition1-CV is for instrument validation purposes only and not suited for science publications.