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 Data Products

CERES FSW Data Products

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_Edition2C

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

05/01/2006 - 12/31/2007

CER_FSW_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 04/30/2006 (sequential months may require both FM3 and FM4)

CER_FSW_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2B

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 04/30/2006 (sequential months may require both FM3 and FM4)

CER_FSW_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2G

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

12/01/2007 - 06/30/2010

CER_FSW_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2F

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

05/01/2006 - 12/31/2007

CER_FSW_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2C

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

03/01/2001 - 06/30/2006 (sequential months may require both FM1 and FM2)

CER_FSW_Terra-FM2-MODIS_Edition2C

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

03/01/2001 - 06/30/2006 (sequential months may require both FM1 and FM2)

CER_FSW_TRMM-PFM-VIRS_Edition2C

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

01/1998 - 08/1998, 03/2000

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