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

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Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

CERES SSF Data Products

CERES SSF Data Products

Level 2: Instantaneous footprint-level (20km nominal) fluxes and cloud properties.

Description: CERES observed TOA fluxes, MODIS clouds and aerosols, and parameterized surface fluxes.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
SSF Aqua-FM3 Ed4A

Instantaneous

Footprint

07/03/2002 - 09/30/2016

SSF Aqua-FM4 Ed4A

Instantaneous

Footprint

07/03/2002 - 03/29/2005

SSF NPP-FM5 Ed1A

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/27/2012 - 08/31/2016

SSF Terra-FM1 Ed4A

Instantaneous

Footprint

03/01/2000 - 09/30/2016

SSF Terra-FM2 Ed4A

Instantaneous

Footprint

03/01/2000 - 09/30/2016

SSF TRMM-PFM Ed2B

Instantaneous

Footprint

01/01/1998 - 08/31/1998, 03/01/2000 - 03/31/2000

CERES read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.