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CERES SYN1deg-lite Product Information

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SYN1deg-lite Documentation

SYN1deg-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 observed CERES Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) fluxes and associated MODIS clouds and aerosol properties and GEOS-4 atmosphere.
  • Fluxes and clouds have been diurnally averaged using the CERES temporal interpolation (GEO-enhanced) unlike the SSF1deg product.
  • The Edition2.6 product only contains the observed (diurnally complete) fluxes and clouds but with the latest CERES instrument calibration

SYN1deg Processing Flowchart

Image: SYN1deg Processing Flowchart

SYN1deg-lite Product Parameters

Order Tool View
TOA Fluxes
Surface Fluxes‡
Cloud Properties
[Diurnally Complete]
Auxiliary Data
  • Shortwave Flux
  • Longwave Flux
  • Window-region Flux (8-12µm)
  • Net Flux
  • Albedo
  • Solar Insolation Flux
  • Number of Observations of TOA SW Flux
  • Number of Observations of TOA LW Flux
  • Cloud Area Fraction
  • Cloud Effective Pressure
  • Cloud Effective Temperature
  • Cloud Effective Height
  • 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

‡ The computed TOA, Surface, and In-Atmospheric Fluxes are only available in the HDF files available at ASDC.

SYN1deg-lite Spatial and Temporal Resolutions

  Spatial Resolutions
Regional grid
(1°x1° latitude by longitude)
Zonal grid
(1° latitude)
Monthly SYN1deg
Daily SYN1deg N/A N/A

SYN1deg-lite Product Edition2.6 was released on July 11, 2011.

SYN1deg-lite Product Availability

Product Sat 200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Level3 Level3
SYN1deg Terra Mar                     Dec
Aqua     Jul                 Dec
Last updated Jun 2012

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