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The CERES-MISR_MODIS SSF-SSFM data set integrates measurements from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) link to external site, and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) link to external site.

CERES-MISR (SSF-SSFM) Product Features

  • Appendix to Terra SSF Level2 product
  • Collocated MISR radiances with CERES footprints
  • Produced only when CERES instruments on Terra were operated in the along track mode


  • Mean and standard deviation of MISR radiances (4 spectral bands 9 angles) fall within a CERES footprint
  • 4 spectral bands are 446.4, 557.5, 671.7, and 866.4 μm
  • 9 angles are nadir, forward and backward 26.1°, 46.4°, 60.0°, and 70.5°.
  • MISR percent coverage over a CERES footprint
  • Packet and sample number of CERES footprints

MISR (SSFM) Product Parameters

TOA Radiances (4 spectral bands, 9 cameras)

CERES (SSF) Product Parameters

TOA Radiances
& Fluxes (observed)
Surface Fluxes
Fluxes (N/A)
Cloud Properties
Auxiliary Data
  • Shortwave (0-5µm)
  • Longwave (5-100µm)
  • Window-region (8-12µm)
  • Shortwave Flux
  • Longwave Flux
  • Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
  • Shortwave Flux - Down
  • Longwave Flux - Down
  • Window-region Flux - Down
  • Net Shortwave Flux
  • Net Longwave Flux
  • LW Surface Emissivity
  • WN Surface Emissivity
  • Surface Albedo
  • Cloud Area Fraction
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Effective Height
  • Cloud Top Pressure
  • Cloud Base Pressure
  • Cloud Particle Phase
  • Liquid Water Path
  • Ice Water Path
  • Water Particle Radius
  • Ice Particle Effective Diameter
  • Infrared Emissivity
  • Cloud Visible Optical Depth
  • MODIS Aerosol Ocean
    Percent Coverage
  • MODIS Aerosol Ocean
    Solution Index-small
  • MODIS Aerosol Ocean
    Solution Index-large
  • MODIS Aerosol Ocean
    Effective Optical Depths
  • MODIS Aerosol Land
    Percent Coverage
  • MODIS Aerosol Land
    Corrected Optical Depths
  • Surface Type Percent Coverage
  • Snow/Ice Percent Coverage
  • Skin Temperature
  • Precipitable Water
  • Wind Speed

CERES-MISR Product Availability

CERES-MISR Product Processing Status ( by year / by month / by product edition)
Product Sat
Level 2
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Level 2
Apr Terra CERES-MISR 2000 Available   Terra CERES-MISR 2001 Available   Terra CERES-MISR 2002 Available   Terra CERES-MISR 2003 Available   Terra CERES-MISR 2004 Available Feb Terra CERES-MISR 2005 Available

 Terra Available  Aqua Available  S-NPP Available  J01 Available
 Combined (Terra+Aqua)  Combined (Terra+NPP)  Not Available (odd rows)  Not Available (even rows)

  • By clicking on "by month", a more detailed table will be rendered with the ability to click on specific months for daily and hourly Level 2 and Level 1B products.
  • By clicking on "by product edition", a more detailed table will be rendered with the versions of the product available.

CERES Instrument Temporal Coverage
Spacecraft Instrument(s) Launch Date Start Date End Date
TRMM PFM 11/27/1997 12/27/1997 05/29/2001
Terra FM1 & FM2 12/18/1999 02/25/2000 Still in operation
Aqua FM3 & FM4 05/04/2002 06/19/2002 Still in operation
S-NPP FM5 10/28/2011 01/27/2012 Still in operation
J01 FM6 11/18/2017 01/6/2018 Still in operation

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