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 CCCM Data Products

CERES CCCM Data Products

Level 2: Instantaneous footprint-level (20km nominal) fluxes and cloud properties.

Description: The CERES-MODIS-CALIPSO-CloudSat (CCCM) data set integrates measurements from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), and CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) data. CALIPSO/CloudSat cloud and aerosols collocated with nadir-view CERES fluxes and clouds.