CERES - Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System

The CERES instrument is a three-channel radiometer whose products include both solar-reflected and Earth-emitted radiation from the top of the atmosphere to the Earth's surface. Cloud properties are determined using simultaneous measurements by other EOS and NPP instruments such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the  Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometric Suite (VIIRS). Analyses using CERES data, build upon the foundation laid by previous missions such as NASA Langley's Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), leading to a better understanding of the role of clouds and the energy cycle in global climate change.

NEWS: August 5, 2016

CERES FM6 iRaman Inspection at Ball Aeropsace in Boulder, CO

Photo - CERES FM6 iRaman Inspection at Ball Aeropsace in Boulder, CO

NEWS: February 10, 2016

CERES & BATC Personnel Conducting CERES Radiator Emissivity & Absorptivity Measurements

CERES & BATC Personnel Conducting CERES Radiator Emissivity & Absorptivity Measurements

 JPSS Multi Mission Concept of Operations  - Video

 

 NASA | Aqua CERES: Tracking Earth's Heat Balance - Video

NEWS: February 10, 2015

CERES FM6 Integration

Ron Hallet, Bruce Wolff, Karen Gibson, and Chip Holloway before integration of the CERES FM6 instrument.

NEWS: July 31, 2015

CERES FM6 JPSS-1 SpaceWire Stress Test

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JPSS-1 spacecraft’s nadir deck awaiting instrument integration

JPSS-1 Logo on Delta II

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