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CER_FSW_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

CER_FSW_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

Temporal Coverage: 

07/01/2002 - 04/30/2006 (sequential months may require both FM3 and FM4)

Temporal Resolution: 

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

File Format: 
HDF

Earthdata Search: Order Data

DOI: 

10.5067/AQUA/CERES/FSW-FM3-MODIS_L3.002B
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TOA Fluxes (observed and computed)

Shortwave Flux (0-5µm)
Longwave Flux (5-100µm)
Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
Albedo

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
LW Surface Emissivity
WN Surface Emissivity

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 Properties (MODIS)

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
Water Particle Radius
Ice Particle Effective Diameter
Infrared Emissivity
Cloud Visible Optical Depth

Aerosols (MODIS)

 
MODIS Aerosol Ocean Effective Optical Depths
MODIS Aerosol Land Corrected Optical Depths

Auxiliary Data (GMAO GEOS)

Surface Type Percent Coverage
Snow/Ice Percent Coverage
Skin Temperature
Precipitable Water

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