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NET LONGWAVE RADIATION

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Definition

Net longwave radiation is a measure of the difference between outgoing longwave radiation from the earth surface and incident atmospheric longwave counter-radiation. Thus, net longwave radiation can be expressed by:

net longwave radiation (W/m2) = incident longwave counter-radiation (W/m2) - outgoing longwave radiation (W/m2)

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Applications

  1. Environmental issues
  2. Water cycle
  3. Energy cycle
  4. Weather forecast
  5. Climate prediction modeling

GES DISC Datasets

To access products that have a specific parameter click on the corresponding 'data access' links in the table below.

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Net Longwave Radiation W/m^2 GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y
LW radiation flux net (surface)  W/m^2 NLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. LDAS
  2. NASA/NEO
  3. NOAA/PSD
  4. NOAA/OSDPD
  5. NOAA/NCDC
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