Which CERES product should I use?

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Which CERES product should I use?

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Which CERES product should I use?


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Re: Which CERES product should I use?

by asdc_user_services » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 am America/New_York

  • CRS - Consistent flux and cloud properties.
  • EBAF - Best estimate (net-balanced) TOA fluxes. Evaluation of climate model and energy budget.
  • ERBE-like - Compares original ERBE(1985 - 1989) fluxes with CERES. No CERES algorithm improvements.
  • FLASHFLUX - Quicklook near real-time.
  • ISCCP-D2like - Monthly cloud properties in a similar format to ISCCP.
  • SSF - Instantaneous footprint radiances, fluxes and MODIS clouds.
    TOA fluxes and clouds to compare with A-train (Aqua) products.
    TOA fluxes for long term climate trend evaluation, use SSF with associated cloud and aerosol properties.
  • SSF/SYN1deg-lite - 10 year dataset (2000 - 2010) with an abbreviated parameter list and the latest CERES instrument calibration.
  • SYN - Best estimate surface fluxes.
    Instantaneous footprint level.

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