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 3 Hourly Shortwave Legacy - Binary Format

Shortwave 3 Hourly Averages Legacy - Binary Format

Binary Format: Native grid binary format

Algorithms:

GEWEX - Algorithm based on detailed radiative transfer.

 

The Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) data sets listed on this page are previous releases.
An important difference between the Release 2.5 data set and the corresponding Release 2.0 data set is the use of Goddard Earth Observing System model version 4 (GEOS-4) meteorological inputs for the Release 2.5 data set in place of GEOS-1 for Release 2.0 and Release 2.1. Temporal Coverage also differs with Release 2.1 ending in October 1995 while Release 2.5 extends through June 2005.
To order any of the following data sets, please Contact User Services.

Filename Product Name Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
REL2.81 SW 3HRLY

GEWEX

3-hourly UTC

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

07/01/1983 - 06/30/2005

REL2 SW 3HRLY

GEWEX

3-hourly UTC

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

07/01/1983 - 10/31/1995

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