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 SYN1deg Legacy

CERES SYN1deg Legacy

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

Description: CERES temporally interpolated TOA fluxes (GEO-enhanced), MODIS and GEO clouds, and computed TOA/surface/profile fluxes.

Products Description

SYN1DEG

CERES temporally interpolated TOA fluxes (GEO-enhanced), MODIS and GEO clouds, and computed TOA/surface/profile fluxes. Temporal coverage is Monthly, Daily, Monthly 3-Hourly, and 3-Hourly.
 

SRBAVG

Monthly TOA/Surface Averages (SRBAVG): CERES constant meteorology temporally interpolated TOA fluxes, MODIS clouds and aerosols. Also contains CERES GEO-enhanced temporally interpolated TOA fluxes, parameterized surface fluxes, and 3-hourly GEO cloud properties.

SYN/AVG/ZAVG

Computed TOA, surface and in-atmospheric (profile) fluxes consistent and along with the CERES GEO-enhanced temporally interpolated observed TOA fluxes and clouds, MODIS & 3-hourly GEO cloud properties and MODIS aerosols: Synoptic Radiative Fluxes and Clouds (SYN), Monthly Regional Radiative Fluxes and Clouds (AVG), Monthly Zonal and Global Radiative Fluxes and Clouds (ZAVG)

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