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 ES9 Legacy

CERES ES9 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: ERBElike Monthly Regional Averages (ES-9): CERES instrument TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE. Regional averages of instantaneous footprint TOA fluxes only for the hours of satellite overpass (from ES8 Level2 product). 

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
ES9 Aqua-Xtrk Ed3

Instantaneous (Hourly Gridded), Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional

07/01/2002 - 09/30/2014

CER_ES9_Aqua-FM3_Edition2

Instantaneous Hourly Gridded Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2010

CER_ES9_Aqua-FM4_Edition2

Instantaneous Hourly Gridded Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

06/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

CER_ES9_Aqua-FM3_Edition1

Instantaneous Hourly Gridded Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005

CER_ES9_Aqua-FM4_Edition1

Instantaneous Hourly Gridded Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

ES9 Aqua-FM3 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous (Hourly Gridded), Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional

07/01/2002 - 04/30/2015

ES9 Aqua-FM4 Ed1-CV

Instantaneous (Hourly Gridded), Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional

06/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

ES9 Terra-Xtrk Ed3

Instantaneous (Hourly Gridded), Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional

03/01/2000 - 09/30/2014

CER_ES9_Terra-FM1_Edition2

Instantaneous Hourly Gridded Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 06/31/2010

CER_ES9_Terra-FM2_Edition2

Instantaneous Hourly Gridded Monthly, Daily, Monthly Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

03/01/2000 - 06/30/2010

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