FLASHFlux: Fast Longwave And Shortwave Radiative Fluxes

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FLASHFlux: Fast Longwave And Shortwave Radiative Fluxes
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FLASHFlux provides near real-time (7-8 days) quantification of surface radiative fluxes which are important for understanding the impact of changes to the Earth's surface and the atmospheric state on surface radiative fluxes.
An operational subsystem which uses a portion of the existing CERES processing system, merges CERES and MODIS observations from Terra and Aqua platforms. Several modifications to increase processing speed. This constitutes an important step in the understanding of weather and climate processes. Timely analysis of these fluxes also helps to characterize their spatial and temporal variability on regional and global scales. Later, (6-12 months), highly accurate CERES flux estimates are made available.

Key Strengths

Key Strengths

Near real-time (7-8 days) quantification of surface radiative fluxes

Key Limitations

Key Limitations

Algorithms not as sophisticated as CERES-EBAF

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Hosted Climate Index Files
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Key Figures

Climate Data Guide Image: FLASHFlux

FLASHFlux: Top of atmosphere net flux July 7, 2012. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Other Information

Earth system components and main variables
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Timestep
Daily
Domain
Formats:
HDF
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Missing Data Flag
Missing data present
Ocean or Land
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Spatial Resolution

1x1

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Data Assimilation Method
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Key Publications
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