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CERES FM5 and FM6: continuity of observations to support a multi-decadal earth radiation budget climate data record
Author(s): Kory J. Priestley; Norman G. Loeb; Susan S. Thomas; G. Lou Smith
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Paper Abstract

The goal of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project is to provide a long-term record of radiation budget at the top-of-atmosphere (TOA), within the atmosphere, and at the surface with consistent cloud and aerosol properties at climate accuracy (Wielicki et al., 1996). CERES consists of an integrated instrumentalgorithm- validation science team that provides development of higher-level products (Levels 1-3) and investigations. It involves a high level of data fusion, merging inputs from 25 unique input data sources to produce 18 CERES data products. Over 90% of the CERES data product volume involves two or more instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7807, Earth Observing Systems XV, 78070N (24 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862387
Show Author Affiliations
Kory J. Priestley, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Norman G. Loeb, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Susan S. Thomas, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
G. Lou Smith, National Institute for Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7807:
Earth Observing Systems XV
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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