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

CER_AVG_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

CER_AVG_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

Project Title: 
CERES
Version: 
Edition 2B
Level: 
L3
Platform: 
Aqua
Instrument: 
FM3
Spatial Coverage: 

(-90, 90)(-180,180)

Spatial Resolution: 

Regional, Zonal, Global

Temporal Coverage: 

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4)

Temporal Resolution: 

Monthly, Monthly 3 Hourly

File Format: 
HDF

The product was available from 07/01/2002 to 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4) and has been superseded by newer products (click here) with similar variables. For more information or to access this specific version, please contact ASDC User Services.

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TOA Fluxes (observed and computed)

Shortwave Flux (0-5μm)
Longwave Flux (5-100μm)
Window-region Flux (8-12μm)
Downwelling UVA and UVB Fluxes (computed only)
Downwelling PAR Flux (computed only)

Surface Fluxes (computed)

Shortwave Flux - Up
Longwave Flux - Up
Window-region Flux - Up
Shortwave Flux - Down
Longwave Flux - Down
Window-region Flux - Down
Surface Albedo
Shortwave Direct/Diffuse Fluxes
UVA and UVB Fluxes
PAR Direct/Diffuse Fluxes

In-Atmospheric Fluxes (computed)

Shortwave Flux - Up
Longwave Flux - Up
Window-region Flux - Up
Shortwave Flux - Down
Longwave Flux - Down
Window-region Flux - Down

Cloud Parameters (MODIS & GEO)

Cloud Area Fraction
Cloud Effective Pressure
Cloud Effective Temperature
Cloud Effective Height
Cloud Top Pressure
Cloud Base Pressure
Cloud Particle Phase
Liquid Water Path
Ice Water Path
Liquid Particle Radius
Ice Particle Diameter
Cloud Visible Optical Depth

Aerosols (MODIS & MATCH)

MATCH Total Aerosol Visible Optical Depth at 0.55μm
MODIS Aerosol Optical Depths over Land and Ocean

Auxiliary Data (GMAO GEOS)

Surface Type Percent Coverage
Skin Temperature
Total Column Precipitable Water
Upper Tropospheric Precipitable Water
Column Ozone

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