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

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CER_SFC_Terra-MODIS_Edition3A

CER_SFC_Terra-MODIS_Edition3A

Project Title: 
CERES
Version: 
Edition 3A
Level: 
L3
Platform: 
Terra
Spatial Coverage: 

(-90, 90)(-180,180)

Spatial Resolution: 

Regional

Temporal Coverage: 

03/2000 - 10/2016

Temporal Resolution: 

Hourly (Instantaneous Gridded)

File Format: 
HDF

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DOI: 

10.5067/Terra/CERES/SFC_Terra_L3.003A
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TOA Radiances & Fluxes (observed)

Shortwave Flux (0-5µm)
Longwave Flux (5-100µm)
Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
Albedo

Surface Fluxes (parameterized)

Shortwave Flux - Down
Longwave Flux - Down
Window-region Flux - Down
Net Shortwave Flux
Net Longwave Flux
LW Surface Emissivity
WN Surface Emissivity

Cloud Properties (MODIS)

Cloud Area Fraction
Cloud Effective Pressure
Cloud Effective Temperature
Cloud Effective Height
Cloud Top Pressure
Cloud Base Pressure
Cloud Particle Phase
Liquid Water Path
Ice Water Path
Water Particle Radius
Ice Particle Effective Diameter
Infrared Emissivity
Cloud Visible Optical Depth

Aerosols (MODIS)

MODIS Aerosol Optical Depths over Land & Ocean

Auxiliary Data (GMAO GEOS)

Surface Type Percent Coverage
Snow/Ice Percent Coverage
Precipitable Water

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