CEOS Instrument: Cloud and the Earth's Radiant Energy System




Instrument:CERES
Agency: NASA
Missions: Terra
 Aqua
 TRMM
 NPOESS-1
 NPOESS-5
 NPP
 JPSS-1
Status:Operational
Type:Broad-band radiometer
Description:Long term measurement of the Earth's radiation budget and atmospheric radiation from the top of the atmosphere to the surface; provision of an accurate and self-consistent cloud and radiation database.
Spatial Resolution: 20 km
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: 3 channels: 0.3-5 ?m, 0.3 - 100 ?m, 8 - 12 ?m
Technology: Broad-band radiometer
Description: Radiometer with channels that integrate the total radiation emerging from TOA (0.2-100 Ám) and the fraction of reflected solar radiation (0.2-4.0 Ám). Ancillary channels in atmospheric windows may be present. Capability of observing under more viewing directions so as to help converting radiances into irradiances may be present. Resolution in the range of 20-50 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18