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

CERES ES4 Data Products

CERES ES4 Data Products

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. 

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ES4 Terra-Xtrk Ed4

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 06/30/2018

ES4 Aqua-Xtrk Ed4

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2018

ES4 Terra+Aqua Ed4

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2018

ES4 NPP-FM5 Ed1

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

02/01/2012 - 07/31/2018

ES4 TRMM-PFM Ed2

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

01/01/1997 - 03/31/2000

Note: Edition1-CV is for instrument validation purposes only and not suited for science publications.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ES4 NPP-FM5 Ed1-CV

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

02/01/2012 - 10/31/2018

ES4 JPSS-1 Ed1-CV

Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

01/06/2018 - 10/31/2018

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