Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 611–632, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-611-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 611–632, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-611-2015

Research article 05 Feb 2015

Research article | 05 Feb 2015

Next-generation angular distribution models for top-of-atmosphere radiative flux calculation from CERES instruments: methodology

W. Su et al.

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The top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiative fluxes are critical components to advancing our understanding of the Earth's radiative energy balance. The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments provide broadband shortwave and longwave radiance measurements. These radiances are converted to fluxes by using scene-type-dependent angular distribution models (ADMs). This paper describes the next-generation CERES ADMs that are developed for TOA radiative flux inversion.