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

CERES BDS Data Products

CERES BDS Data Products

Level 1B: CERES instantaneous footprint-level (20km nominal) ephemeris and instrument level data.

Description: CERES geolocated and calibrated TOA filtered radiances and other instrument data.

Note: The latest CERES data products (Edition4 for Terra and Aqua; Edition1 for NPP and TRMM) are approved for science publications.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
BDS Aqua-FM3 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 07/31/2018

BDS Aqua-FM4 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 03/29/2005

BDS NPP-FM5 Ed1

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/27/2012 - 08/31/2018

BDS Terra-FM1 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

02/29/2000 - 07/31/2018

BDS Terra-FM2 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

03/01/2000 - 07/31/2018

BDS TRMM-PFM Ed1

Instantaneous

Footprint

12/09/1997 - 08/31/1998
02/24/2000 - 04/01/2000

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

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
BDS Aqua-FM3 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 11/07/2018

BDS Aqua-FM4 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 03/29/2005

BDS J01-FM6 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/06/2018 - 05/31/2018

BDS NPP-FM5 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/26/2012 - 11/07/2018

BDS Terra-FM1 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

02/25/2000 - 11/07/2018

BDS Terra-FM2 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

02/25/2000 - 11/07/2018

CERES read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.