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 Shortwave Daily Averages - Binary Format

Shortwave Daily Averages - Binary Format

Binary Format: Native grid binary format

Algorithms:

GEWEX - Algorithm based on detailed radiative transfer.

LPSA - Algorithm based on a fast parameterization.

Filename Product Name Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
REL3.0 SW DAILY UTC

GEWEX

Daily from 3-hourly UTC time values

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

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

REL3.0 SW DAILY LOCAL

GEWEX

Daily from 3-hourly Local Sun time values

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

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

REL3.0 LPSA DAILY

LPSA

Daily

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

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

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