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REL3.0 SW 3HRLY MONTHLY LOCAL NC

REL3.0 SW 3HRLY MONTHLY LOCAL NC

Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 3.0 GEWEX Shortwave 3 hourly Monthly Local Time Data in 1x1 Degree NetCDF Format

 

Project Title: 
SRB
Level: 
L2
Spatial Coverage: 

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

Spatial Resolution: 

1° x 1° grid

Temporal Coverage: 

07/01/1983 - 12/31/2007

Temporal Resolution: 

Average of each 3-hourly local sun time value by month

File Format: 
NETCDF

Earthdata Search: Order Data

DOI: 

10.5067/SRB/REL3.0_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_LOCAL_NC_L2
(See Data Citation)

Cloud Fraction
All-sky Global Photosynthetically Active Radiation Flux
Clear-sky Top of Atmosphere Upward Shortwave Flux
All-sky Top of Atmosphere Upward Shortwave Flux
Cosine Solar Zenith Angle From Astronomy
Clear-sky Surface Upward Shortwave Flux
All-sky Surface Upward Shortwave Flux
All-sky Top of Atmosphere Downward Shortwave Flux
Cosine Solar Zenith Angle From Satellite
Clear-sky Surface Downward Shortwave Flux
All-sky Surface Downward Shortwave Flux

Search and Order: Earthdata Search 

To cite the data in publications:
SRB Science Team (2010), 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_SW_3HRLY_MONTHLY_LOCAL_NC_L2