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SYN1deg Documentation


SYN1deg Product Features

  • The SYN1deg products provide:
    • CERES-observed geostationary (GEO) enhanced temporally interpolated top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes for all-sky and clear-sky conditions
    • MODIS-derived and 3-hourly geostationary satellite cloud properties
    • Computed TOA, surface, and in-atmospheric (profile) fluxes
    • MODIS aerosols
  • Computed fluxes are produced using the Langley Fu-Liou radiative transfer model.
    • Inputs include MODIS and GEO cloud properties, atmospheric profiles provided by GMAO, and MODIS aerosols.
    • The computations are constrained (tuned) to the observed CERES TOA fluxes.
    • Both initial (untuned) and tuned fluxes are provided for all-sky, clear-sky, pristine (clear-sky without aerosols), and all-sky without aerosols conditions.
  • The SYN1deg products use 3-hourly GEO radiances and cloud properties to more accurately model the diurnal variability between CERES observations, unlike the SSF1deg product.

SYN1deg Processing Flowchart


Image: SYN1deg Processing Flowchart



SYN1deg Product Parameters


TOA Fluxes
(observed)
Surface Fluxes
(computed)
In-Atmospheric
Fluxes
(computed)
Cloud Properties
(MODIS and GEO)
[Diurnally Complete]
Aerosols
(MODIS & MATCH)
Auxiliary Data
(GMAO GEOS)
  • Shortwave Flux
  • Longwave Flux
  • Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
  • Downwelling UVA & UVB Fluxes (computed only)
  • Downwelling PAR Flux (computed only)
  • Shortwave Flux - Up
  • Longwave Flux - Up
  • Window-region Flux - Up
  • Shortwave Flux - Down
  • Longwave Flux - Down
  • Window-region Flux - Down
  • Surface Albedo
  • Shortwave Direct/Diffuse Fluxes
  • UVA & UVB Fluxes
  • PAR Direct/Diffuse Fluxes
  • Shortwave Flux - Up
  • Longwave Flux - Up
  • Window-region Flux - Up
  • Shortwave Flux - Down
  • Longwave Flux - Down
  • Window-region Flux - Down
  • 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
  • Cloud Visible Optical Depth
  • MATCH Total Aerosol Optical Depth @ 0.55µm
  • MODIS Aerosol Optical Depths over Land & Ocean
  • Surface Type Percent Coverage
  • Skin Temperature
  • Total Column Precipitable Water
  • Upper-Tropospheric Precipitable Water
  • Column Ozone



SYN1deg Spatial and Temporal Resolutions


  Spatial Resolutions
Temporal
Resolutions
Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
Global
Monthly SYN1deg-Month
Monthly 3-Hourly SYN1deg-M3Hour
Monthly Hourly SYN1deg-MHour N/A N/A
Daily SYN1deg-Day N/A N/A
3-Hourly SYN1deg-3Hour N/A N/A
Hourly SYN1deg-1Hour N/A N/A



SYN1deg Product Availability


SYN1deg Product Processing Status ( by year / by month / by product edition)
Product Sat
Level 3
SYN1deg-Month Terra
Combined
SYN1deg-M3Hour Terra
Combined
SYN1deg-MHour Terra
Combined
SYN1deg-Day Terra
Combined
SYN1deg-3Hour Terra
Combined
SYN1deg-1Hour Terra
Combined
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Level 3
Mar  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2000 Available   Terra SYN1deg-Month /2001 Available Jun Terra SYN1deg-Month /2002 Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2003 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2004 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2005 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2006 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2007 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2008 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2009 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2010 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2011 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2012 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2013 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2014 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2015 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Month /2016 Not Available
 Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2000 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2001 Not Available Jul  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2002 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2003 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2004 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2005 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2006 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2007 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2008 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2009 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2010 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2011 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2012 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2013 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2014 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2015 Available Aug Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Month /2016 Available
Mar  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2000 Available   Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2001 Available Jun Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2002 Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2003 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2004 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2005 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2006 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2007 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2008 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2009 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2010 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2011 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2012 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2013 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2014 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2015 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-M3Hour /2016 Not Available
 Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2000 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2001 Not Available Jul  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2002 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2003 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2004 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2005 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2006 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2007 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2008 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2009 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2010 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2011 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2012 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2013 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2014 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2015 Available Aug Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-M3Hour /2016 Available
Apr  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2000 Available   Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2001 Available Jun Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2002 Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2003 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2004 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2005 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2006 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2007 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2008 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2009 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2010 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2011 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2012 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2013 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2014 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2015 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-MHour /2016 Not Available
 Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2000 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2001 Not Available Jul  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2002 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2003 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2004 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2005 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2006 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2007 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2008 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2009 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2010 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2011 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2012 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2013 Available Dec Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2014 Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2015 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-MHour /2016 Not Available
Apr  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2000 Available   Terra SYN1deg-Day /2001 Available Jun Terra SYN1deg-Day /2002 Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2003 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2004 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2005 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2006 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2007 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2008 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2009 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2010 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2011 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2012 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2013 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2014 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2015 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-Day /2016 Not Available
 Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2000 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2001 Not Available Jul  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2002 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2003 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2004 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2005 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2006 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2007 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2008 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2009 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2010 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2011 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2012 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2013 Available Dec Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2014 Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2015 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-Day /2016 Not Available
Mar  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2000 Available   Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2001 Available Jun Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2002 Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2003 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2004 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2005 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2006 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2007 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2008 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2009 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2010 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2011 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2012 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2013 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2014 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2015 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-3Hour /2016 Not Available
 Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2000 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2001 Not Available Jul  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2002 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2003 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2004 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2005 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2006 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2007 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2008 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2009 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2010 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2011 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2012 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2013 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2014 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2015 Available Aug Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-3Hour /2016 Available
Apr  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2000 Available   Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2001 Available Jun Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2002 Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2003 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2004 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2005 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2006 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2007 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2008 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2009 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2010 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2011 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2012 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2013 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2014 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2015 Not Available  Terra SYN1deg-1Hour /2016 Not Available
 Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2000 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2001 Not Available Jul  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2002 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2003 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2004 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2005 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2006 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2007 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2008 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2009 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2010 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2011 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2012 Available   Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2013 Available Dec Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2014 Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2015 Not Available  Terra-Aqua SYN1deg-1Hour /2016 Not Available


Legend
 Terra Available  Aqua Available  S-NPP Available  Combined Available
 Not Available (odd rows)  Not Available (even rows)

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  • 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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