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 Data Products

CERES ES8 Data Products

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

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
ES8 J01-FM6 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/06/2018 - 5/31/2018

ES8 NPP-FM5 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/27/2012 - 10/31/2018

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
ES8 Aqua-FM4 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 03/29/2005

ES8 Aqua-FM3 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

06/18/2002 - 07/31/2018

ES8 Terra-FM2 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

02/29/2000 - 07/31/2018

ES8 TRMM-PFM Ed2

Instantaneous

Footprint

12/1997 - 08/1998
02/2000 - 03/2000

ES8 Terra-FM1 Ed4

Instantaneous

Footprint

02/29/2000 - 07/31/2018

ES8 NPP-FM5 Ed1

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/27/2012 - 08/31/2018

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