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SSF1deg-lite Product Features

  • A 10yr dataset with an abbreviated parameter list of monthly and daily data with the latest CERES instrument calibration
  • This product provides the CERES observed Top-of-Atmosphere fluxes, associated MODIS clouds and aerosol properties and GEOS-4 atmosphere
    • Fluxes and clouds have been diurnally averaged using ERBE temporal interpolation (constant meteorology between CERES measurements).
    • The Edition2.6 product contains the observed fluxes with the latest CERES instrument calibration.
  • Provides a long term climate record dataset, relying on the fewest input datasets
  • Provides parameterized surface fluxes (not observed)
    • Radiative transfer computed surface fluxes provided in the SYN1deg product.
  • Also designed to be compared with other Terra or Aqua based satellite products.
    • Diurnal averaging based on constant meteorology at the time of the Terra (10:30LT) or Aqua (13:30LT) overpass times and does not account for regional diurnal changes in flux and cloud properties.
    • The diurnal cycle is taken into account in the SYN1deg product.
  • The SSF1deg input instantaneous footprint level fluxes and cloud properties can be found in the SSF Level2 product.
  • Applicable Studies:
    • Angular dependent of radiance
    • Cloud and aerosol properties comparison
    • Cloud and aerosol radiative forcing estimate and comparison with other estimate
    • Comparison of radiation, aerosol and cloud properties with model other then GCM (ie. LES, CRM)
    • Comparison with GCMs
    • Instrument study
    • Interpretation of radiation cloud and aerosol property variability
    • Surface flux calculation with simple transfer model
    • TOA flux only comparison

SSF1deg-lite Processing Flowchart

Image: SSF1deg-lite Processing Flowchart

SSF1deg-lite Product Parameters

Order Tool View
TOA Fluxes
Cloud Parameters
Auxiliary Data
  • Shortwave Flux
  • Longwave Flux
  • Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
  • Net Flux
  • Albedo
  • Solar Insolation Flux
  • Number of Observations of TOA Shortwave Flux
  • Number of Observations of TOA Longwave Flux
  • Cloud Area Fraction
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Particle Phase
  • Liquid Water Path
  • Ice Water Path
  • Water Particle Radius
  • Ice Particle Effective Diameter
  • Cloud Visible Optical Depth
  • Total Aerosol Visible Optical Depth @ 0.55µm
  • Ratio of Optical Depth of Small Mode vs Aerosol Optical Depth @ 0.55µm
  • Snow/Ice Percent Coverage
  • Ocean Fraction Coverage
  • Wind Speed
  • Skin Temperature
  • Precipitable Water

SSF1deg-lite Spatial and Temporal Resolutions

  Spatial Resolutions
Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
Monthly SSF1deg
Daily SSF1deg N/A N/A

SSF1deg-lite Product Edition2.8 was released on September 9, 2014.

SSF1deg-lite Product Availability

Product Sat 2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Level3 Level3
SSF1deg Terra Mar                             Mar
Aqua     Jul                         Mar
Last updated July 2015

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