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GEWEX Radiative Flux Assessment

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GEWEX-RFA Data and Information

The ultimate goal of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) global data analysis projects is to obtain observations of the elements of the global energy and water cycle with sufficient detail and accuracy to diagnose the causes of recent climate variations in terms of the energy and water exchanges among the main climate components (atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere, biosphere). The GEWEX Radiative Flux Assessment (RFA) project will provide a forum for consistent analysis of long-term radiative flux products, primarily top-of-atmosphere (TOA) and surface fluxes, to establish a foundation for better global radiation budget analysis.

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GEWEX
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New Website: GEWEX-RFA Home Page

The GEWEX-RFA activity has been completed. The official GEWEX-RFA report is now available directly from the World Climate Research Programme website.

Please note that newer versions of the CERES and GEWEX SRB data sets are now available and users should use these newer data sets over what is in the GEWEX-RFA data archive.

 

Acknowledgement

We request the following acknowledgment be included: "The GEWEX Radiative Flux Assessment data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center." In addition, the provider of each data set used should be specifically acknowledged. See the product description file(s) for details.

Available Data

Data Product / Description File Link Description Data File Size MD5SUM
ASRB_Ed001 Meteoswiss site data

ASRB_Ed001.zip

9.6M 65935dee63c66e3b63171e148441d8c7
BSRN_Ed001 BSRN site data

BSRN_Ed001.zip

2.5M ebf4c85f88f75c5e1aa6dcfcd932e2d2
CAVE_Ed003 CERES ARM Validation Experiment (CAVE) site data

CAVE_Ed003.zip

33M 2cdaaf82d0c48a824dc89998e0ba34da
CERES-EBAF-Terra_Ed01a CERES EBAF TERRA (FM1 or FM2) monthly mean data from 03/2000 to 10/2005, resampled to the GEWEX RFA 2.5 degree equal angle grid.

CERES-EBAF-Terra_Ed01a.zip

13M 7423695b9b8696f2ee39b76536d0bbd8
CERESERBELIKEAQUAFM3-MOD_Ed2R1 CERES/Aqua FM3 ERBE-like Edition2 2.5 degree monthly mean data.

CERESERBELIKEAQUAFM3-MOD_Ed2R1.zip

8.5M 0c10f9dd47de5d65491502aa2e20c5f8
CERESERBELIKETERRAFM1-MOD_Ed2R1 CERES/Terra FM1 ERBE-like Edition2 2.5 degree monthly mean data.

CERESERBELIKETERRAFM1-MOD_Ed2R1.zip

14M cebacfbb2a0c6794461d6635025948a7
CERESERBELIKETRMMPFM_Ed002 CERES/TRMM PFM ERBE-like Edition2 2.5 degree monthly mean data.

CERESERBELIKETRMMPFM_Ed002.zip

1.7M 3c1381126980ab9bae6478a4c77da7ea
CERES-SRBAVG-Terra-GEO-MOD_Ed02d CERES/SRBAVG TERRA FM1/FM2 monthly mean data from 03/2000 to 10/2005, resampled to the GEWEX RFA 2.5 degree equal angle grid.

CERES-SRBAVG-Terra-GEO-MOD_Ed02d.zip

32M ad3ba2f617507ae7a42d41f1b7466e32
CERES-SRBAVG-Terra-nonGEO-MOD_Ed02d CERES/SRBAVG TERRA FM1/FM2 monthly mean data from 03/2000 to 10/2005, resampled to the GEWEX RFA 2.5 degree equal angle grid.

CERES-SRBAVG-Terra-nonGEO-MOD_Ed02d.zip

15M 5110a192e189e0e2859d61c565339a3e
CERESSRBAVGTRMMPFM-GEO_Ed02B CERES/SRBAVG TRMM PFM monthly mean data from 01/1998 to 08/1998, and 03/2000, resampled to the GEWEX RFA 2.5 degree equal angle grid.

CERESSRBAVGTRMMPFM-GEO_Ed02B.zip

5.0M 4afb3aa6bcea899ebab3048d5498850a
CERESSRBAVGTRMMPFM-nonGEO_Ed02B CERES/SRBAVG TRMM PFM monthly mean data from 01/1998 to 08/1998, and 03/2000, resampled to the GEWEX RFA 2.5 degree equal angle grid.

CERESSRBAVGTRMMPFM-nonGEO_Ed02B.zip

1.8M fd9d76b237f2babaacb0770133e6d1bd
DLR-ISIS_Ed001 2.5 degree monthly mean data from 1/84 to 12/04 based on ISCCP cloud data, surface fluxes derived through radiative transfer calculations

DLR-ISIS_Ed001.zip

64M d499b0c63b6d4cfb763e0adb90ba154e
ECMWF-ERA40_Ed001 European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forcasts (ECMWF) 40 Year Re-analysis

ECMWF-ERA40_Ed001.zip

80M 1011e7e4cafb2fd444b3e2278241a28f
ERBE--ERBS-NOAA10_EdXXX ERBE/ERBS + NOAA 10 Scanner 2.5 degree monthly mean data from 02/87 to 05/89

ERBE--ERBS-NOAA10_EdXXX.zip

6.0M 357ebd8fdf6c3a19ef2f6e5f38459ef7
ERBE--ERBS-NOAA9_EdXXX ERBE/ERBS + NOAA 9 Scanner 2.5 degree monthly mean data from 02/85 to 10/86.

ERBE--ERBS-NOAA9_EdXXX.zip

4.8M 40d4dab4cc82110308b4bab4c3396c33
ERBE--ERBS-NOAA9-NOAA10_EdXXX ERBE/ERBS + NOAA 9 + NOAA 10 (3 satellite product) Scanner 2.5 degree monthly mean data from 11/86 to 01/87

ERBE--ERBS-NOAA9-NOAA10_EdXXX.zip

1.4M f29d6a927b8b22abd38f00d28a438f60
ERBEERBSNONSCANNERWFOV-MOD_Ed3R1 ERBE/ERBS Non-Scanner WFOV shape factor 10 degree monthly mean data from 11/85 to 09/99.

ERBEERBSNONSCANNERWFOV-MOD_Ed3R1.zip

1.2M f5ddf84231e366e72f456f70494c4afd
ERBEERBSSCANNER_EdXXX ERBE/ERBS Scanner 2.5 degree monthly mean data from 1/85 to 12/89.

ERBEERBSSCANNER_EdXXX.zip

9.4M 4438e743004d23ccea8338c01c619236
ERBEsrb-Li_EdXXX Shortwave Radiation Budgets at Surface Derived from 4 Years of ERBE Mearsurements

ERBEsrb-Li_EdXXX.zip

1.5M 4689f22cddd6d1d5ab8d3ab158fe2c88
FORTH_Ed01a Monthly Longwave and Shortwave Fluxes calculated using cloud data from ISCCP-D2 and atmospheric temperature and specific humidity from NCEP Reanalysis.

FORTH_Ed01a.zip

56M 850aacdd7a7e2151fc74c08e80a5cbd7
GEBA_EdXXX Global Energy Balance Archive (GEBA) site data

GEBA_EdXXX.zip

47K cc21f663919fd38f9b5ba23f7eeaf1d7
GEWEX-SRBGLW_Ed021 GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Global Longwave

GEWEX-SRBGLW_Ed021.zip

48M 2b7df41b3a0843d1582c2597d27706f1
GEWEX-SRBGLW_Ed025 GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Global Longwave

GEWEX-SRBGLW_Ed025.zip

72M 27bae98e9efb351a857404d2c4bf27be
GEWEX-SRBGSW_Ed020 GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Global Shortwave

GEWEX-SRBGSW_Ed020.zip

31M 6f14692d14e93c431d2a903671f9c9d2
GEWEX-SRBGSW_Ed281 GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Global Shortwave

GEWEX-SRBGSW_Ed281.zip

133M 2f412e6853777304db662eb8203aa7f6
GEWEX-SRBQLW_Ed020 GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Longwave Flux

GEWEX-SRBQLW_Ed020.zip

23M f498cb9c59fcfa98f8e1671b1b606517
GEWEX-SRBQLW_Ed025 GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Longwave Flux

GEWEX-SRBQLW_Ed025.zip

45M 32991ba4afe70aca5e45a743d0db48c8
GEWEX-SRBQSW_Ed025 GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Shortwave Flux

GEWEX-SRBQSW_Ed025.zip

61M c819d4795cae7fe0853c1a641216f04e
GFDLCM2.1_Ed001 an ensemble of coupled GCM expriments with differing initial conditions

GFDLCM2.1_Ed001.zip

119M e2b5c42d5efc50709dc110a366d3c528
HIRSOLR_Ed200 HIRS OLR Climate Dataset Ver.2

HIRSOLR_Ed200.zip

9.9M be011979c2f5d7b6bc9347e3cd6fe087
IPCC-AVERAGE_EdAR4 radiative solar and longwave fluxes at the ToA and surface from global climate models used in the IPCC AR4 modeling studies

IPCC-AVERAGE_EdAR4.zip

86M 6895af65b935c4ce671c4dcd44ad1929
IPCC-MEDIAN_EdAR4 radiative solar and longwave fluxes at the ToA and surface from global climate models used in the IPCC AR4 modeling studies

IPCC-MEDIAN_EdAR4.zip

87M 1fb16c7a041d017a35f02ee477e15436
IPCC-STDDEV_EdAR4 radiative solar and longwave fluxes at the ToA and surface from global climate models used in the IPCC AR4 modeling studies

IPCC-STDDEV_EdAR4.zip

74M 1eb01be7f404a40094cda670df7e7d08
ISCCP-FD_Ed000 a 20.5-year (with continuous coverage for July 1983 - December 2003) fully-global radiative flux data product

ISCCP-FD_Ed000.zip

161M fb517abaa81630507448725cfdbb8a38
ISCCP-FD_Ed010 a 21.5-year (with continuous coverage for July 1983 - December 2004) fully-global radiative flux data product, which currently consists of 20.5-year of version 0.00

ISCCP-FD_Ed010.zip

14M d33e022b0eafdccc02cb617b9553e6ee
NCEP-DOE-R2_Ed002 NCEP-DOE Reanalysis 2 project

NCEP-DOE-R2_Ed002.zip

56M b19fd85b6aa5e9c087a1859ac4557524
ScaRaB_Ed001 Two models of the ScaRaB radiometer (Scanner for Radiation Budget) have operated in space aboard the Russian satellites Meteor-3-7 (February 1994 to March 1995) and Resurs 1-4 (August 1998 to April 1999).

ScaRaB_Ed001.zip

6.8M c2d3a9fd4ba956fd6e5e10bfc4dda497
SurfaceSites_FluxAnalysis_All_Ed001 SurfaceSites_FluxAnalysis_All_Ed001

SurfaceSites_FluxAnalysis_All_Ed001.zip

70M 1d154f9486515f49d38c11de8534f718
UMD-SRB_Ed031 University of Maryland (UMD) SRB Model

UMD-SRB_Ed031.zip

22M 0d57528d11b9d9fb18043dd6aa2fb9f1
UMD-SRB_Ed033 University of Maryland (UMD) SRB Model

UMD-SRB_Ed033.zip

25M 5a034caf8b9d6d9d79e9285fe01be894
UOSRML_Ed001 University of Oregon (UO) Solar Radiation Moditoring Laboratory (SRML) Site data

UOSRML_Ed001.zip

22M 5312e6ccfa5233e4de9a91e044ee3841

  

Note: The data files provided here are subsets of larger data sets. Links to the full data archive for each product can be found in the corresponding product description files.

Acknowledgement

We request the following acknowledgment be included: " The GEWEX Radiative Flux Assessment data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center." In addition, the provider of each data set used should be specifically acknowledged. See the product description file(s) for details.

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