Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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CERES GEO Data Products

CERES GEO Data Products

Level 2: Instantaneous geo-stationary pixel-level (8-9 km nadir view) cloud and radiation products.

Description: The CERES-GEO (GEO) data set is comprised of hourly geostationary cloud micro-physical and radiation properties to estimate fluxes between CERES measurements to take into account changing meteorology.  GEO clear-sky and snow region derived fluxes are excluded from interpolation.  The CERES instrument onboard Terra (10:30LT) or Aqua (13:30LT) are in sun-synchronous orbits limiting diurnal sampling.  Differences between CERES/GEO and CERES-only temporal interpolation are explained for SW and LW.

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Available Data

Data Product / Description File Link Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE08 Hourly 2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km
2000-03-01 to 2003-04-01
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE09 Hourly 2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km
2003-04-23 to 2005-07-06
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE10 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2003-04-23 to 2005-07-06
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE11 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2006-06-21 to 2011-12-06
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE12 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2003-04-01 to 2010-04-14
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE13 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2008-12-15 to 2017-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE13_V01.1 Hourly 8-km subsampled from 4-km observations 2017-02-01 to 2018-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE14 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2012-09-24 to 2013-06-09
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE15 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2011-12-06 to 2017-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE15_V01.1 Hourly 8-km subsampled from 4-km observatons 2017-02-01 to 2018-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_GOE16_V01.1 Hourly 2-km observation at nadir 2018-01-01 to 2018-03-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_HIM08 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2015-07-06 to 2017-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_HIM08_V01.1 Hourly 8-km subsampled from 2-km observations 2017-02-01 to 2018-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_HIM09_V01.1 Hourly 8-km subsampled from  2-km observations 2018-02-13 TO 2018-02-14
CER_GEO_Ed4_MET08_V01.1 Hourly 9-km subsampled from 3-km observations 2017-02-01 to 2018-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_MET09 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2006-09-23 to 2014-01-21
CER_GEO_Ed4_MET10 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2013-01-21 to 2015-06-30
CER_GEO_Ed4_MET10_V01.1 Hourly 9-km subsampled from 3-km observations 2017-02-01 to 2018-01-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_MET11_V01.1 Hourly 9-km subsampled from 3-km observations 2018-02-20 to 2018-03-31
CER_GEO_Ed4_MTS01 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2005-06-30 to 2014-11-28
CER_GEO_Ed4_MTS02 Hourly

2-4km observation at nadir,
subsampled every 8-9 km

2007-06-05 to 2015-06-30