The CERES-EBAF dataset is focused on the first 5-year of CERES Terra Flight Model 1 (FM1) observations March 2000 through February 2005. An objective constrainment algorithm is used to adjust SW and LW TOA fluxes within their range of uncertainty to remove the inconsistency between average global net TOA flux and heat storage in the earth-atmosphere system. CERES and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) measurements are also used to produce a new clear-sky TOA flux climatology that provides TOA fluxes in each region every month. Global monthly mean climatologies of adjusted all-sky and clear-sky SW and LW TOA fluxes are produced for the first 5-year of CERES Terra observations and called as CERES-Enery Balanced and Filled (EBAF) (ref : Loeb et al, 2009).
- N.G. Loeb, B.A. Wielicki, D.R. Doelling, G.L. Smith, D.F. Keyes, S. Kato, N. Manalo-Smith, and T. Wong, 2009: "Towards Optimal Closure of the Earth’s Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Budget", Journal of Climate, Vol 22, Issue 3, pp. 748–766, DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2637.1, http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/2008JCLI2637.1
Exemple of plot:
Ftp data access: CERES_EBAF
Matlab routine: CERESEBAF.m