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CERES EBAF-Surface Product Information


EBAF - Energy Balanced And Filled

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EBAF-Surface Reference


  • Kato, Seiji; Loeb, Norman G.; Rose, Fred G.; Doelling, David R.; Rutan, David A.; Caldwell, Thomas E.;
    Yu, Lisan; Weller, Robert A. (2013)
    Surface Irradiances Consistent with CERES-Derived Top-of-Atmosphere Shortwave and Longwave Irradiances
    Journal of Climate, 26(9), 2719-2740. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00436.1 link to external site

EBAF-Surface Documentation


EBAF-Surface Product Features

  • Global gridded, monthly mean surface fluxes calculated using a radiative transfer model.
  • Radiative transfer calculations are performed hourly on the CERES 1° equal-area grid.
  • Cloud properties are derived from narrowband imagers onboard both EOS Terra and Aqua satellites as well as Geostationary satellites to more fully model the diurnal cycle of clouds.
  • Gridded monthly mean cloud and atmospheric properties are adjusted so that model results:
    • approach CERES net balanced Top-of-Atmosphere fluxes (EBAF-TOA product), where the global net is constrained to the ocean heat storage.
    • more closely match modeled downward longwave surface fluxes that include active cloud base measurements from Calipso and Cloudsat.
  • Clear sky is separately adjusted to the monthly mean from CERES EBAF-TOA clear-sky 'filled' observations.
  • EBAF-Surface is for climate model evaluation, estimating the Earth's global mean energy budget and to infer meridional heat transport.
  • EBAF is made available for the Earth Science Grid here, which provides the EBAF satellite observed radiation data for the model and model analysis communities.

EBAF-Surface Processing Flowchart


Image: EBAF-Surface Processing Flowchart



EBAF-Surface Product Parameters


Surface Fluxes Cloud Radiative Effect In-Atmospheric
Fluxes
Cloud Properties Aerosols Auxiliary Data
  • Shortwave Flux - Up
  • Shortwave Flux - Down
  • Longwave Flux - Up
  • Longwave Flux - Down
  • Net Shortwave Flux
  • Net Longwave Flux
  • Net Total Flux
  • Net Shortwave Flux
  • Net Longwave Flux
  • Net Total Flux
       


EBAF-Surface Spatial and Temporal Resolutions


  Spatial Resolutions
Temporal
Resolutions
Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
Global
Monthly means EBAF-Surface
Climatology EBAF-Surface



EBAF-Surface Product Availability (Edition4.0 was released on June 16, 2017)


EBAF-Surface Product Processing Status ( by year / by month / by product edition)
Product Sat
Level 3B
EBAF-Surface Combined
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Level 3B
Mar  Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2000 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2001 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2002 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2003 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2004 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2005 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2006 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2007 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2008 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2009 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2010 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2011 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2012 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2013 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2014 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2015 Available Dec Terra+Aqua EBAF-Surface /2016 Available


Legend
 Terra Available  Aqua Available  S-NPP Available  Combined Available
 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







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