Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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at the NASA Langley Research Center

SRB Monthly Averages Legacy - HDF Format

Monthly Averages Legacy - HDF Format

HDF Format: Equal-area grid system


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.
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Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage

Monthly average

6596 grid cells covering the globe

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1991


Monthly averages

6596 grid cells covering the globe

03/01/1985 - 12/31/1988

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