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 Monthly Averages - NetCDF Format

Shortwave Monthly Averages - NetCDF Format

NetCDF Format: 1x1 degree grid in the NetCDF 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 MONTHLY UTC NC

GEWEX

Monthly from daily UTC averages

1° x 1° grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

REL3.0 SW MONTHLY LOCAL NC

GEWEX

Monthly from daily local sun time averages

1° x 1° grid

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

REL3.0 LPSA MONTHLY NC

LPSA

Daily averaged 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.