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

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SSF1deg-lite-Day Terra Ed2.6

SSF1deg-lite-Day Terra Ed2.6

Project Title: 
Edition 2.6
Spatial Coverage: 

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

Spatial Resolution: 


Temporal Coverage: 

03/2000 - 06/2012

Temporal Resolution: 


File Format: 

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TOA Fluxes (observed)

Shortwave Flux (0-5µm)
Longwave Flux (5-100µm)
Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
Net Flux (0-100µm)
Solar Insolation Flux
Number of Observations of TOA Shortwave Flux
Number of Observations of TOA Longwave Flux

Cloud Parameters (MODIS)

Cloud Area Fraction
Cloud Effective Pressure
Cloud Effective Temperature
Cloud Particle Phase
Liquid Water Path
Ice Water Path
Water Particle Radius
Ice Particle Effective Diameter
Cloud Visible Optical Depth

Aerosols (MODIS)

Total Aerosol Visible Optical Depth @ 0.55µm
Ratio of Optical Depth of Small Mode vs Aerosol Optical Depth at 0.55µm

Auxiliary Data (GMAO GEOS)

Snow/Ice Percent Coverage
Ocean Fraction Coverage
Wind Speed
Skin Temperature
Precipitable Water