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 Monthly Longwave Averages - NetCDF Format

Longwave Monthly Averages - NetCDF Format

NetCDF Format: 1x1 degree grid in the NetCDF Format


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 Monthly NC


3-hourly averaged by month

1° x 1° grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

REL3.0 LPLA Monthly NC


3-hourly averaged by day and then by month

1° x 1° grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

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