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CERES Clouds and Radiative Swath Aqua FM3 MODIS Edition4A

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

CER_CRS_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition4A is the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Clouds and Radiative Swath (CRS) Aqua Flight Model 3 (FM3) Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Edition4A data product, which was collected using the CERES-FM3 instrument on the Aqua platform. Please note that only a few variables from the SSF have been included and this product should be used in conjunction with the CER_SSF_Aqua-FM3-MODIS_Edition4A product.

The Clouds and Radiative Swath (CRS) product contains one hour of instantaneous CERES data for a single scanner instrument. The CRS contains geolocation, geometry, packet identification, and minimal cloud properties, and TOA fluxes from the CERES SSF product. For each CERES footprint on the Single Scanner Footprint (SSF), the CRS product also contains vertical flux profiles evaluated at six levels in the atmosphere: the surface, 850-, 500-, 200-, 70-, and 0.01-hPa for both clear-sky and total-sky.

CERES is a key component of the Earth Observing System (EOS) program. The CERES instruments provide radiometric measurements of the Earth's atmosphere from three broadband channels. The CERES missions are a follow-on to the successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) mission. The first CERES instrument, protoflight model (PFM), was launched on November 27, 1997 as part of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Two CERES instruments (FM1 and FM2) were launched into polar orbit on board the Earth Observing System (EOS) flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua on May 4, 2002. The CERES FM5 instrument was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011. The newest CERES instrument (FM6) was launched on board the Joint Polar-Orbiting Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) satellite, now called NOAA-20, on November 18, 2017.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C2644836474-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 2023-02-14
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-02-14
Category CERES, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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