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CERES EBAF-TOA Product Information


EBAF - Energy Balanced And Filled

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EBAF-TOA Reference


  • Loeb, Norman G.; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Doelling, David R.; Smith, G. Louis; Keyes, Dennis F.; Kato, Seiji;
    Manalo-Smith, Natividad; Wong, Takmeng (2009)
    Toward Optimal Closure of the Earth's Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Budget
    Journal of Climate, 22(3), 748-766. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2008JCLI2637.1 link to external site

EBAF-TOA Documentation


EBAF-TOA Product Features

  • CERES net balanced Top-of-Atmosphere fluxes, where the global net is constrained to the ocean heat storage term.
  • Spatially interpolates (fills) clear-sky fluxes in non-observed regions.
  • EBAF is for climate model evaluation, estimating the Earth's global mean energy budget and to infer meridional heat transport.
  • EBAF is derived from the SYN1deg product which uses the diurnally complete temporal averaging and the CERES ADMs.
  • 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-TOA Processing Flowchart


Image: EBAF-TOA Processing Flowchart



EBAF-TOA Product Parameters


TOA Fluxes
(Net balanced)
Cloud Radiative Effect In-Atmospheric
Fluxes
Cloud Properties Aerosols Auxiliary Data
  • Shortwave Flux
  • Longwave Flux
  • Net Flux
  • Solar Incoming
  • Shortwave Flux
  • Longwave Flux
  • Net Flux
 
  • Cloud Area Fraction
  • Cloud Visible Optical Depth
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
   


EBAF-TOA Spatial and Temporal Resolutions


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



EBAF-TOA Product Availability (Edition4.0 was released on March 7, 2017)


EBAF-TOA Product Processing Status ( by year / by month / by product edition)
Product Sat
Level 3B
EBAF-TOA Combined
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Level 3B
Mar  Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2000 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2001 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2002 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2003 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2004 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2005 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2006 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2007 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2008 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2009 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2010 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2011 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2012 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2013 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2014 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2015 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2016 Available Feb Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA /2017 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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