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GCOS Atmosphere Surface ECV - Surface Radiation Budget

The surface radiation budget is a fundamental component of the surface energy budget that is crucial to nearly all aspects of climate, and needs to be monitored systematically.

Products:

  • Surface ERB longwave;
    • Frequency: Monthly (resolving diurnal cycle)
    • Resolution: 100 km/NA
    • Required Measurement uncertainty (Requirements on global mean): 1 W/m2
    • Stability (per decade unless otherwise specified): 0.2 W/m2 /decade
    • Entity (Satellite): WGClimate
    • Entity (in situ): WIGOS
  • Surface ERB shortwave:
    • Frequency: Monthly (resolving diurnal cycle)
    • Resolution: 100 km/NA
    • Required Measurement uncertainty (Requirements on global mean): 1 W/m2
    • Stability (per decade unless otherwise specified): 0.2 W/m2 /decade
    • Entity (Satellite): WGClimate
    • Entity (in situ): WIGOS

Network:

Data Sources:

  • World Radiation Data Centre
  • NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of AMSU-A/B and MHS Hydrological Properties, Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). doi:10.7289/V5V69GM6
  • NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Extended (APP-X) Cryosphere. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). doi:10.7289/V5MK69W6