Data Products: Reflected Shortwave Radiation (Top of Atmosphere)

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GOES-16 reflected shortwave radiation product, April 30, 2018.
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The reflected shortwave radiation product measures the total amount of shortwave radiation that exits the Earth through the top of the atmosphere. The algorithm uses several spectral channels in both the visible and infrared spectrum to measure the reflected shortwave radiation. Information from this product provides an integral piece of the Earth’s radiation budget, aiding in climate modeling and prediction.