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 SYN/AVG/ZAVG Legacy

CERES SYN/AVG/ZAVG Legacy

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

Description: 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)

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Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CER_SYN_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

3 Hourly

Regional

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4)

CER_SYN_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2B

3 Hourly

Regional

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4)

CER_SYN_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2C

3 Hourly

Regional

03/01/2000 - 10/31/2005 (sequential months may require both FM1 and FM2)

CER_SYN_Terra-FM2-MODIS_Edition2C

3 Hourly

Regional

03/01/2000 - 10/31/2005 (sequential months may require both FM1 and FM2)

CER_AVG_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

Monthly, Monthly 3 Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4)

CER_AVG_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2B

Monthly, Monthly 3 Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4)

CER_AVG_Terra-FM1-MODIS_Edition2C

Monthly, Monthly 3 Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

04/01/2000 - 10/31/2005 (sequential months may require both FM1 and FM2)

CER_AVG_Terra-FM2-MODIS_Edition2C

Monthly, Monthly 3 Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

04/01/2000 - 10/31/2005 (sequential months may require both FM1 and FM2)

CER_ZAVG_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition2B

Monthly, Monthly 3 Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4)

CER_ZAVG_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2B

Monthly, Monthly 3 Hourly

Regional, Zonal, Global

07/01/2002 - 10/31/2005 (sequential dates may require both FM3 and FM4)

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