Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Modified Monthly Means

SOURCE: NASA Langley DAAC

DATA DESCRIPTION: These data are a modification of the monthly means provided by the Langley Distributed Data Archive. Missing data in the fields have been filled and some adjustments have been made. See Comments on Data for a description of the modifications.

FORMAT: NetCDF

GRID: Global - T63 Gaussian (192 x 96)

LEVELS: Single Level

TIMES: One mean per month.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: March 2000 (Terra) and July 2002 (Aqua)- October 2005

FIELDS:

Description Name CMIP3 acronym Units
Net TOA radiation TSTOANETGINT rtmt W m-2
Outgoing longwave radiation TSTOALWGINT rlut W m-2
Reflected shortwave radiation TSTOASWGINT rsut W m-2
Albedo TSALBGINT   fraction
Net surface radiation TSSFCNETMODB rsns W m-2
Net surface longwave radiation TSSFCLWMODB rlns W m-2
Net surface shortwave adiation TSSFCSWMODB rsns W m-2
Surface downwelling solar rad TSSFCDNSWMODB rsds W m-2
Surface downwelling longwave rad TSSFCDNSWMODB rlds W m-2
Clear-sky Net TOA radiation CSTOANETGINT rtmtcs W m-2
Clear-sky Outgoing longwave radiation CSTOALWGINT rlutcs W m-2
Clear-sky Reflected shortwave radiation CSTOASWGINT rsutcs W m-2
Clear-sky Albedo CSALBGINT   fraction
Clear-sky Net surface radiation CSSFCNETMODB rtnscs W m-2
Clear-sky Net surface longwave radiation CSSFCLWMODB rlnscs W m-2

MSS Directory: /FASULLO/CERES/

Filenames:

  • T63_ceres_srb_TerraFM1-MODISEdition2D_modr1_opt1.nc : FM1 on T63 degree grid
  • T63_ceres_srb_TerraFM2-MODISEdition2D_modr1_opt1.nc : FM2 on T63 degree grid
  • T63_ceres_srb_AquaFM3-MODISEdition2D_modr1_opt1.nc : FM1 on T63 degree grid
  • T63_ceres_srb_AquaFM4-MODISEdition2D_modr1_opt1.nc : FM2 on T63 degree grid

References:

  • Fasullo, J. T. and K. E. Trenberth, 2008: The annual cycle of the energy budget: Global mean and land-ocean exchanges, J. Clim, 21, 10, 2297-2313. [pdf]
  • Fasullo, J. T. and K. E. Trenberth, 2008: The annual cycle of the energy budget: Meridional structures and poleward transports, J. Clim, 21, 10, 2314-2326. [pdf]
  • Hansen, J., and co-authors, 2005: Earth's energy imbalance: Confirmation and implications. Science, 308, 1431-1435.
  • Huang, S., 2006: Land warming as part of Global Warming, EOS, 87, 31 Oct 2006, p44.
  • Wielicki, B. A., K. Priestley, P. Minnis, N. Loeb, D. Kratz, T. Charlock, D. Doelling, D. Young, 2006: CERES Radiation Budget Accuracy Overview, 12th Conf. Atmospheric Radiation, Madison , Wisconsin.