Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Javascript is required for this site to function properly. Please enable Javascript.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center



Project Title: 
Edition 2C
Spatial Coverage: 

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

Spatial Resolution: 

Regional, Zonal, Global

Temporal Coverage: 

03/01/2000 - 02/28/2003

Temporal Resolution: 

Monthly, Monthly Hourly

The product was available from 03/01/2000 - 02/28/2003 and has been superseded by newer products (click here) with similar variables.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.

To acquire this product please Contact User Services

TOA Fluxes (observed)

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

Surface Fluxes (parameterized)

Shortwave Flux - Down
Longwave Flux - Down
Window-region Flux - Down
Net Shortwave Flux
Net Longwave Flux
LW Surface Emissivity
WN Surface Emissivity

Cloud Properties (MODIS and GEO) (Diurnally Complete)

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
Cloud Visible Optical Depth

Auxiliary Data (GMAO GEOS)

Surface Type Percent Coverage
Snow/Ice Percent Coverage
Precipitable Water

Read Software Files
Readme Files
  • Readme R4-671

  • UNIX C shell scripts for extracting regional CERES geo and non-geo fluxes from the CERES SRBAVG1 HDF file. Readme