Surface incident shortwave radiation is a measure of the incident shortwave radiant energy from the Sun to the Earth’s surface. It is an important measured quantity in analyzing of the energy balance in the Earth system. Surface incident shortwave radiation can be expressed by radiant energy flux per unit of area.
- Environmental issues
- Water cycle
- Energy cycle
- Weather forecast
- Climate prediction modeling
GES DISC Datasets
To access products that have specific parameter click on the corresponding 'data access' links in the table below.
|Begin Date ||End Date ||Access ||Doc |
|Surface Incident Shortwave Radiation ||W/m2 ||GLDAS Model ||1979 ||present || ftp ||Y |
| SW radiation flux downwards (surface) ||W/m^2 ||NLDAS Model ||1979 ||present ||ftp ||Y |
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