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Earth Day 2020: CERES Net TOA Radiation

This visualization shows top-of-atmosphere (TOA) net radiation for the Earth, as measured from space by the CERES instrument, for the period of August 2005 to July 2014 (this period was chosen for convenience rather than for scientific significance). The net radiation is the difference between absorbed solar radiation and outgoing longwave radiation.

This visualization was created in part to support Earth Day 2020 media releases.

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Visualization Credits

Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/CERES/EBAF TOA Fluxes, Clouds
Observed Data
Observed net balanced top of atmosphere (TOA) fluxes
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