CERES Long-Term Means

SOURCE: CERES Monthly Means

DATA DESCRIPTION: Climatologies for each month and field have been produced. All available months were used. An attempt has been made to correct for inconsistencies introduced into the data record (e.g., by the failure of scanners), and this should be kept in mind when using the climatological data.


GRID: Global - T63 Gaussian (192x96)

LEVELS: Single Level

TIMES:  Average of a given month over several years.


Description Name Units
Net TOA radiation TSTOANETGINT W m-2
Outgoing longwave radiation TSTOALWGINT W m-2
Reflected shortwave radiation TSTOASWGINT W m-2
Albedo TSALBGINT fraction
Net surface longwave radiation TSSFCLWMODB W m-2
Net surface shortwave adiation TSSFCSWMODB W m-2
Surface downwelling solar rad TSSFCDNSWMODB W m-2
Surface downwelling longwave rad TSSFCDNLWMODB W m-2
Clear-sky Net TOA radiation CSTOANETGINT W m-2
Clear-sky Outgoing longwave radiation CSTOALWGINT W m-2
Clear-sky Reflected shortwave radiation CSTOASWGINT W m-2
Clear-sky Albedo CSALBGINT fraction
Clear-sky Net surface shortwave radiation CSSFCNETSWMODB W m-2
Clear-sky Net surface longwave radiation CSSFCNETLWMODB W m-2



  • T63_ceres_srb_*_TerraFM1-MODISEdition2D_modr1_opt1_CLIMATOLOGY_MM.nc
  • T63_ceres_srb_*_TerraFM2-MODISEdition2D_modr1_opt1_CLIMATOLOGY_MM.nc
  • T63_ceres_srb_*_AquaFM3-MODISEdition2A_modr1_opt1_CLIMATOLOGY_MM.nc
  • T63_ceres_srb_*_AquaFM4-MODISEdition2A_modr1_opt1_CLIMATOLOGY_MM.nc

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