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

CERES ES4 Legacy

CERES ES4 Legacy

Level 3: Spatially (2.5°x2.5° lat/lon regional, 2.5° zonal & global) and temporally (daily, monthly, etc.) averaged fluxes and clouds.

Description: ERBE-like Monthly Geographic Averages (ES-4): TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE, averaged regionally (2.5°, 5°, and 10° grid), zonally (2.5°, 5°, and 10°) and globally.

Note: The latest CERES data products (Edition4 for Terra and Aqua; Edition2 for TRMM; and Edition1 for NPP) are approved for science publications. Edition1-CV is for instrument validation purposes only and not suited for science publications.

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Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition1

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/2000 - 10/2005

CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition1

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/2000 - 10/2005

ES4 Terra-FM1 Ed1-CV

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/2000 - 04/2015

ES4 Terra-FM2 Ed1-CV

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/2000 - 04/2015

CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition1

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

01/01/1998 - 08/31/1998

CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition2

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 03/31/2000

CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition1

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 03/31/2000

CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition2

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 03/31/2000

CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition1

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 03/31/2000

CER_ES4_PFM+FM1+FM2_Edition2

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 03/31/2000

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CERES read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.