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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 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
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

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