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 SFC Legacy

CERES SFC Legacy

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

Description: Regional averages of instantaneous footprint observed TOA fluxes, parameterized surface fluxes, and cloud parameters only for the hours of satellite overpass (from SSF Level2 product).

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Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CER_SFC_Aqua-MODIS_Edition3A

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2016

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2D

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

12/2007 - 06/2010

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2C

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

01/2006 - 12/2007

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/2002 - 04/2006

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2B

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 04/30/2006

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2A

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/2002 - 12/2005

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2A

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 12/31/2005

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition1B

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

CER_SFC_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition1B

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

07/01/2002 - 03/31/2005

CER_SFC_Terra-MODIS_Edition3A

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

Regional

03/2000 - 10/2016

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