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

SRB 3Hourly Longwave Averages - Binary Format

Longwave 3 Hourly Averages - Binary Format

Binary Format: Native grid binary format

Algorithms:

GEWEX - Algorithm based on detailed radiative transfer.

LPLA - Algorithm based on a fast parameterization.

Filename Product Name Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
REL3.1 LW 3HRLY

GEWEX

3-hourly UTC

1° quasi equal-area grid convertible to 1° x 1°

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

REL3.1 G4TskinOnly LW 3HRLY

GEWEX

3-hourly UTC

1° quasi equal-area grid convertible to 1° x 1°

01/01/1998 - 12/31/2007

REL3.0 LPLA 3HRLY

LPLA

3-hourly UTC

1° quasi equal-area grid convertible to 1° x 1°

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

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