Radiation Fluxes from SRB
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RESTRICTED:This link to the data set is only available for a restricted user group. The data set is only accessible in CEN/MPI net or accessible from external nets with a customer account. Please contact ICDC if you would like to access this data from outside the network.
- View SRB radiation data at LAS
- Access SRB Radiation data via OPeNDAP: Longwave | Shortwave
- Data access via file system: /data/icdc/atmosphere/srb
This is version 3.0 (shortwave) and 3.1 (longwave of the SRB data set. The objective of NASA/GEWEX SRB project is to produce and archive a long-term record of global gridded datasets for shortwave (SW) and longwave (LW) surface and TOA parameters. SW and LW SRB data sets are derived on a 1° x 1° global grid with two sets of algorithms, known as primary and Langley parameterized algorithms, and from a variety of input data sources.
These datasets are produced using cloud parameters derived from International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) products and meteorological inputs from GMAO reanalysis datasets with radiative transfer algorithms. Column ozone values were obtained from the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) archive, from OMI aboard Aura satellite, TOVS and from the beginning of January 2005, GEWEX/SRB started using a daily analysis ozone product from NOAA Climate Predictions Center (CPC), known as the Stratospheric Monitoring-group Ozone Blended Analysis (SMOBA). Temperature and moisture profiles were obtained from the 4-D data assimilation Goddard EOS Data Assimilation System, level-4 (GEOS-4). More information is given on the SRB web page and in the documents in the references.
Last update of data set at ICDC: Februay 10 2014
|TOA outgoing shortwave radiation, all-sky||W/m2|
|TOA outgoing shortwave radiation, clearsky||W/m2|
|TOA outgoing longwave radiation, all-sky||W/m2|
|TOA outgoing longwave radiation, clearsky||W/m2|
|TOA incoming shortwave radiation, all-sky||W/m2|
|Surface shortwave downwelling radiation, all-sky||W/m2|
|Surface shortwave downwelling radiation, clearsky||W/m2|
|Surface shortwave upwelling radiation, all-sky||W/m2|
|Surface shortwave upwelling radiation, clearsky||W/m2|
|Surface longwave downwelling radiation, all-sky||W/m2|
|Surface longwave downwelling radiation, clearsky||W/m2|
|Surface longwave upwelling radiation, all-sky||W/m2|
|Surface longwave upwelling radiation, clearsky||W/m2|
|Surface photosynthetically active radiation (PAR)||W/m2|
|Local solar zenith angle||deg|
|Average solar zenith angle||deg|
Period and temporal resolution:
- 07/1983 to 12/2007
Coverage and spatial resolution:
- Spatial resolution: mostly 1° x 1°, see illustration
- Geographic longitude: 0.5°E to 359.5°E
- Geographic latitude: 89.5°S to 89.5°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. A number of documents exist which summarize uncertainties and uncertainty sources as well as the results of the evaluation procedures, see references.
Also there is a well documented list of known issues which arise from data gaps and satellite calibration shifts.
Paul W. Stackhouse
email: Paul.W.Stackhouse (at) nasa.gov
email: j.c.mikovitz (at) nasa.gov
ICDC / CEN / University of Hamburg
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org<br />(stefan.kern"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
- SRB Webpage: International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) at NASA, https://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/
- NASA GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget, http://gewex-srb.larc.nasa.gov/
- SRB Surface Site Validation, https://gewex-srb.larc.nasa.gov/nasa-srb-validation/
- Pinker, R. T. and I. Laszlo, 1992: Modeling Surface Solar Irradiance for Satellite Applications on a Global Scale, J. Appl. Met., 31, 194-211
- Fu et al., 1997: J. Atmos. Sci., 54, 2799-2812.
- Gupta et al., 2001: Langley Parameterized SW algorithm - NASA/TP-2001-211272, Dec. 2001
- Gupta, S. K., A. C. Wilber, W. L. Darnell, and J. T. Suttles, 1993: Longwave Surface Radiation Over the Globe From Satellite Data: An Error Analysis. Int. J. Remote Sens., 14, 95-114.
- Gupta, S. K., W. L. Darnell, and A. C. Wilber, 1992: A parameterizationof longwave surface radiation from satellite data: Recent improvements. J. Appl. Meteorol., 31, 1361-1367.
- Darnell, W. L., S. K. Gupta, and W. F. Staylor, 1986: Downward longwave surface radiation from Sun-synchronous satellite data: Validation of methodology. J. Clim. Appl. Meteorol., 25, 1012-1021.
- Stackhouse, Jr., P. W., S. K. Gupta, S. J. Cox, J. C. Mikovitz, T. Zhang, and L. M. Hinkelman, 2011: The NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Release 3.0: 24.5-Year Dataset. GEWEX News, 21, No. 1, February, 10-12.
- Riihela, A., et al., 2017: An intercomparison and validation of satellite-based surface radiative energy flux estimates over the Arctic. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmospheres, 122, 4829-4848. (pdf, not barrier free)
Please cite the data as follows:
SRB data were originally provided by the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Sciences Data Center NASA/GEWEX SRB Project. Data were downloaded from ICDC, CEN, University of Hamburg.
and with the following acknowledgments:
Thanks to ICDC, CEN, University of Hamburg for data support.