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One Year of Terra/CERES Data (Reflected Solar Radiation) Daily Data

This animation displays a little over one year of Terra/CERES data (March 1, 2000 to May 25, 2001) at one day resolution. The data are 2.5 degree resolution. The band is reflected solar radiation (often referred to as 'shortwave' in the literature). Bright areas correspond to cloud tops or snowcover.

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Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Bruce Barkstrom (NASA/LaRC): Scientist
Bruce A. Wielicki (NASA/LaRC): Scientist
Takmeng Wong (NASA/LaRC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
March 1, 2000 to May 25, 2001
The CERES instrument aboard many Earth-orbiting satellites records the flow of reflected Solar radiation and reprocessed longwave radiation in the Earth's radiation budget.
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Terra/CERES First Year

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Geophysics
SVS >> Radiation budget
SVS >> Reflected Solar Radiation
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