Downward Shortwave Surface Radiation (DSSR)

Data Access

The GLASS surface shortwave radiation product has a temporal resolution of 3 hours and is available from 2008 to 2010. The GLASS surface shortwave radiation product is archived in HDF-EOS format.

The GLASS surface shortwave radiation product was derived from Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) SEVIRI, the Multi-functional Transport Satellite (MTSAT)-1R, and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Imager (East and West) L1B data (Zhang et al. 2012, Liang et al. 2006). The spatial distribution of this data set includes covers the global land surface, , available for the years 2008 - 2010. It is provided in an Integerized Sinusoidal (ISIN) projection at the resolution of 5 km (representing 8640 x 4320 pixels or 36 x 18 tiles on the Earth) on the globe.

Code Values
Value Label
0-130000 Surface Shortwave radiation
100 Scales
0 Offset
How to Cite This Data Set

Citation Format:Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang. Global Land Surface Products: Shortwave Radiation Product Data Collection(2008-2010),Beijing Normal University,2012. . doi:10.6050/glass863.3002.db.

Intellectual Property Rights

University of Maryland; Department of Geography and Beijing Normal University; use is free to all if acknowledgement is made. UMD and BNU hold the ultimate copyright.


Source for this data set is the Global Land Cover Facility,

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