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

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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: 


Temporal Coverage: 

01/01/2004 - 12/31/2005

Temporal Resolution: 


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TOA Radiances & Fluxes (observed)

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

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
Surface Albedo

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 Percent Coverage
MODIS Aerosol Ocean Solution Index-small
MODIS Aerosol Ocean Solution Index-large
MODIS Aerosol Ocean Effective Optical Depths
MODIS Aerosol Land Percent Coverage
MODIS Aerosol Land Corrected Optical Depths

Auxiliary Data (GMAO GEOS)

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

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