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 FSW Legacy

CERES FSW Legacy

Level 3: Spatially (1°x1° lat/lon regional, 1° zonal & global) and temporally (daily, monthly, etc.) averaged fluxes and clouds.

Description: Monthly Gridded Radiative Fluxes and Clouds (FSW): Regional averages of instantaneous footprint computed fluxes [TOA, surface, and in-atmospheric (profile)], associated TOA observed fluxes, and cloud parameters only for the hours of satellite overpass (from CRS level2 product).

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CER_FSW_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2A

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 12/31/2005

CER_FSW_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2A

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 12/31/2005

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