The Best of ERBE

These plots are annual and seasonal means of data obtained from the NASA Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) scanner instruments onboard the ERBS and NOAA-9 satellites during January 1985 through December 1986.

These images are provided by the Climate Processes Research Group in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington with financial support from the NASA Office of Earth Sciences through the Earth Observing System and Earth Radiation Budget Experiment projects. You may use them freely in your lectures, but please give proper credit. You must request permission to publish them.

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Annual DJF MAM JJA SON
Absorbed Shortwave Radiation
Net Radiation
Net Radiative Cloud Forcing
Outgoing Longwave Radiation
Longwave Cloud Forcing
Shortwave Cloud Forcing
Albedo

Same as the above but centered on the date line.

Annual DJF MAM JJA SON
Absorbed Shortwave Radiation
Net Radiation
Net Radiative Cloud Forcing
Outgoing Longwave Radiation
Longwave Cloud Forcing
Shortwave Cloud Forcing
Albedo