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CERES EBAF-TOA Product Information

EBAF - Energy Balanced And Filled

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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-TOA is made available for Obs4MIPS here link to external site, which provides the EBAF satellite observed radiation data for the modelling and model analysis communities.

EBAF-TOA Processing Flowchart

Image: EBAF-TOA Processing Flowchart

EBAF-TOA Product Parameters

Order Tool View
TOA Fluxes
(Net balanced)
Cloud Radiative Effect In-Atmospheric
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
Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
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 Terra+Aqua
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA 2017 Available   Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA 2018 Available Apr Terra+Aqua EBAF-TOA 2019 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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