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

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REL3.0 LPLA Monthly

REL3.0 LPLA MONTHLY

Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 Langley Parameterized Longwave Model 3 hourly monthly Data in Native grid binary format

Project Title: 
SRB
Level: 
L2
Spatial Coverage: 

(-90, 90)(-180,180)

Spatial Resolution: 

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

Temporal Coverage: 

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

Temporal Resolution: 

3-hourly averaged by day and then by month

File Format: 
BINARY

Earthdata Search: Order Data

DOI: 

10.5067/SRB/REL3.0_LPLA_MONTHLY_L2
(See below for Data Citation)

Surface Skin Temperature
Surface Downward Longwave Flux
Total Cloud Amount
Surface Longwave Cloud Radiative Forcing
Column Precipitable Water Vapor
Surface Net Longwave Flux

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To cite the data in publications:
SRB Science Team (2012), SRB Data, Hampton, VA, USA: NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Accessed <author citing data inserts date here> at doi:

10.5067/SRB/REL3.0_LPLA_MONTHLY_L2