This data set is only available for a restricted user group, please contact us if you want to access these data.
Coverage, spatial and temporal resolution
Period and temporal resolution:
- 03/2000 to 03/2013 (surface), to 06/2013 (TOA)
Coverage and spatial resolution:
- Spatial resolution: 1° x 1°
- Geographic longitude: 180°W to 180°E
- Geographic latitude: 90°S to 90°N
- Dimension: 360 columns x 180 rows
- Altitude: following terrain for "surface", about 20 km above the Earth's reference ellipsoid for "TOA"
The offered data sets do not contain uncertainty estimates.
But a number of documents exist which summarize uncertainties and uncertainty sources as well as the results of the evaluation procedures: --> References
email: ceres-help (at) lists.nasa.gov
Please email comments for data set improvement to: HQ-CLIMATE-OBS (at) mail.nasa.gov
email: seiji.kato (at) nasa.gov
email: norman.g.loeb (at) nasa.gov
ICDC / CEN / University of Hamburg
email: stefan.kern (at) uni-hamburg.de
Please refer to
CERES EBAF_Ed2.7" and provide a reference to the following paper when you publish scientific results with the data:
Loeb, N. G., B. A. Wielicki, D. R. Doelling, G. L. Smith, D. F. Keyes, S. Kato, N. Manalo-Smith, and T. Wong, 2009: Toward Optimal Closure of the Earth's Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Budget, Journal of Climate, 22(3), 748-766, doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2637.1
Kato, S., N. G. Loeb, F. G. Rose, D. R. Doelling, D. A. Rutan, T. E. Caldwell, L. Yu, and R. A. Weller, 2013: Surface irradiances consistent with CERES-derived top-of-atmosphere shortwave and longwave irradiances. Journal of Climate, 26, 2719-2740, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00436.1
Please acknowledge also the source of your data download as: Integrated Climate Data Centre (ICDC), CliSAP/KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, http://icdc.cen.uni-hamburg.de