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CERES HDF Data Products


To subset, visually browse, and download CERES data in netCDF format:



EBAF
Climate data record (CDR) of monthly TOA and surface fluxes optimized for trend analysis. The all-sky fluxes are energy balanced, and the clear-sky fluxes have been spatially filled, making the fluxes suitable for comparison with GCMs. This product combines the diurnal information of the SYN with the stability of the SSF products.
Data Product
(Information & Documentation)
Description Parameter Resolution Availability Order Data

EBAF-TOA

Monthly and climatological averages of TOA clear-sky (spatially complete) fluxes, all-sky fluxes, and cloud radiative effect (CRE), where the TOA net flux is constrained to the ocean heat storage.
    Data Quality Summaries

EBAF-Surface

Monthly and climatological averages of computed surface clear-sky fluxes, all-sky fluxes, and cloud radiative effect (CRE), consistent with the CERES EBAF-TOA fluxes.
    Data Quality Summaries


Synoptic TOA and surface fluxes and clouds (SYN)
Hourly gridded observed TOA and Fu-Liou RT surface fluxes and clouds.
Suitable for regional diurnal and process studies.
Data Product
(Information & Documentation)
Description Parameter Resolution Availability Order Data

SYN1deg

Hourly CERES and geostationary (GEO) TOA fluxes, MODIS/VIIRS and GEO cloud properties, MODIS/VIIRS aerosols, and computed TOA, surface and in-atmospheric (profile) fluxes consistent with the CERES observed TOA fluxes.
    Data Quality Summaries

CldTypHist

CERES-MODIS/VIIRS and GEO cloud properties stratified by cloud optical depth and pressure.
    Data Quality Summary

ISCCP-D2like

Monthly 3-hourly (GMT based) and monthly mean cloud properties stratified by ISCCP cloud types and in the similar D2 format.
    Data Quality Summary


Single Scanner Footprint (SSF)
Individual CERES scanner footprint TOA and parameterized surface fluxes and clouds.
For comparison with other same orbit sensors, for example, A-train datasets.
Data Product
Information
Description Parameter Resolution Version/
Availability
Order Data

SSF1deg

Gridded daily and monthly averages of the SSF product by instrument.
    Data Quality Summary

SSF

CERES footprint observed TOA fluxes, MODIS/VIIRS clouds and aerosols, and parameterized surface fluxes by instrument.
    Data Quality Summaries
FOV*

CCCM (C3M)

Nadir view CERES-SSF/MODIS/CALIPSO/CloudSat collocated parameters.
    Data Quality Summary link to external site
    Variable Descriptions link to external site
    Data Product Catalog
FOV*

CERES-MISR

Nadir view CERES-SSF/MODIS/MISR collocated parameters. FOV*

SFC

Instantaneous footprint gridded means of flux and cloud parameters from the SSF product.


Fast Longwave and Shortwave Flux (FLASHFlux)
Near real-time, CERES scanner footprint TOA and parameterized surface fluxes and clouds by instrument.
Data Product
Information
Description Parameter Resolution Version/
Availability
Order Data

FLASH_TISA

Near real-time observed CERES TOA fluxes, MODIS clouds, and parameterized surface fluxes. Not of climate quality or to be appended with any other CERES dataset.
    Data Quality Summary Link to external site

FLASH_SSF

Near real-time CERES fluxes and clouds in the SSF format, Not of climate quality or to be appended with any other CERES dataset.
    Data Quality Summary Link to external site
FOV*


ERBE-like
CERES TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE.
Data Product
Information
Description Parameter Resolution Version/
Availability
Order Data

ES4/ES9

Instantaneous gridded and monthly mean TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE.
    Data Quality Summaries

ES8

CERES observed TOA fluxes using algorithms identical to those used by ERBE.
    Data Quality Summaries
FOV*


Instrument
CERES geo-located and calibrated TOA filtered radiances.
Data Product
Information
Description Parameter Resolution Version/
Availability
Order Data

BDS

CERES geo-located and calibrated TOA filtered radiances.
    Data Quality Summaries
FOV*

*FOV: Field-of-View instantaneous footprint data.



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