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 Longwave 3 Hourly Monthly Averages - NetCDF Format

Longwave 3 Hourly Monthly Averages - NetCDF Format

NetCDF Format: 1° x 1° grid in the NetCDF 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 MONTHLY NC

GEWEX

3-hourly averaged by month separately for each of the 8 UT hours

1° x 1° grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

REL3.0 LPLA 3HRLY MONTHLY NC

LPLA

3-hourly for the 8 UT hours daily, then averaged by month

1° x 1° grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

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