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 ES8 Legacy

CERES ES8 Legacy

Level 2: Instantaneous footprint-level (20km nominal) fluxes and cloud properties.

Description: CERES instrument TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE.

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_ES8_Aqua-FM3_Edition3

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 10/31/2014

CER_ES8_Aqua-FM4_Edition3

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 09/30/2012

CER_ES8_Aqua-FM3_Edition2

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/01/2002 - 06/30/2010

CER_ES8_Aqua-FM4_Edition2

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

CER_ES8_Aqua-FM3_Edition1

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/01/2002 - 11/30/2005

CER_ES8_Aqua-FM4_Edition1

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

ES8 Aqua-FM3 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/01/2002 - 04/30/2015

ES8 Aqua-FM4 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

CER_ES8_Terra-FM1_Edition3

Instantaneous

Footprint

02/29/2000 - 10/31/2014

CER_ES8_Terra-FM2_Edition3

Instantaneous

Footprint

02/29/2000 - 10/31/2014

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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.