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CERES FLASHFlux Level3 Product Information


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FLASHFlux - Fast Longwave And SHortwave Radiative Fluxes


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The FLASHFlux link to external site project was initiated at the NASA Langley Research Center to meet the needs of the science community for global near real-time surface and TOA radiative fluxes. This was accomplished by speeding up the processing of CERES and MODIS TOA observations with fast radiation algorithms to produce the fluxes within about a week of satellite measurements.


FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Reference


  • Kratz, David P.; Stackhouse, Paul W.; Gupta, Shashi K.; Wilber, Anne C.; Sawaengphokhai, Parnchai; McGarragh, Greg R. (2014)
    The Fast Longwave and Shortwave Flux (FLASHFlux) Data Product: Single-Scanner Footprint Fluxes
    Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53(4), 1059-1079. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-061.1 link to external site

FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Documentation

  • Data Quality Summary link to external site — Highlights the accuracy of this product as determined by the FLASHFlux Science Team.

FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Product Features

  • Provides a near real-time daily averaged product within about a week of observation.
    • Useful for Quicklook for daily averaged TOA and surface radiation data products.
  • Does not use the official CERES instrument calibration and thus contains higher uncertainties in data products
    (see Data Quality Summary link to external site).
    • It is strongly advised to NOT append the FLASHFlux Level3 TOA products with other CERES climate products to detect climate signals without careful scrutiny of overlap periods.
    • Do not append FLASHFlux Level3 surface products with other CERES climate products due to significant algorithm differences.

FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Processing Flowchart


Image: FLASHFlux Processing Flowchart

* Official FLASHFlux data products highlighted with black box



FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Product Parameters


TOA Fluxes
(observed)
Surface Fluxes
(parameterized)
In-Atmospheric
Fluxes
Cloud Properties
(MODIS)
Aerosols
(N/A)
Auxiliary Data
(GMAO GEOS)
  • Shortwave Flux
  • Longwave Flux
  • Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
  • Net Flux
  • Albedo
  • Net Shortwave Flux
  • Net Longwave Flux
  • Shortwave Flux - Down
  • Longwave Flux - Down
  • LW Surface Emissivity
  • WN Surface Emissivity
 
  • 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
 
  • Snow/Ice Percent Coverage
  • Surface Type Percent Coverage
  • Precipitable Water



FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Spatial and Temporal Resolutions


 

Spatial Resolutions

Temporal
Resolutions

Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
Global
Daily FLASH_TISA N/A N/A



FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Product Availability


FLASHFlux Level3 (FLASH_TISA) Product Processing Status ( by year / by month / by product edition)
Product Sat Edition
     
Level 3
FLASH_TISA
Combined
Version3C
Version3B
2016 2017
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Level 3
 Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 01/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 02/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 03/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 04/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 05/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 06/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 07/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 08/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 09/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 10/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 11/2016 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 12/2016 Not Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 01/2017 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 02/2017 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 03/2017 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 04/2017 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 05/2017 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 06/2017 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 07/2017 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 08/2017 Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 09/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 10/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 11/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 12/2017 Not Available
 Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 01/2016 Not Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 02/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 03/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 04/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 05/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 06/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 07/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 08/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 09/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 10/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 11/2016 Available x Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 12/2016 Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 01/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 02/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 03/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 04/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 05/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 06/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 07/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 08/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 09/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 10/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 11/2017 Not Available  Terra+Aqua FLASH_TISA 12/2017 Not Available

For previous versions of FLASH_TISA data, please contact ASDC Users Services here link to external site.








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