Earth Radiation Budget Experiment



During the past 4 years, instruments of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) have been collecting data on two satellites. The first of these is the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS). The second is the operational NOAA-9 satellite. In addition, ERBE has instruments on the operational NOAA-10. The NOAA-10 instruments have been collecting data for the last 2 years. The ERBE Science Team has recently completed validation of an initial sampling of these data. As a result, the ERBE Project will be placing these data in the archive at the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC). The validation activity has involved intensive examination of data in 4 months during 1985 and 1986: April, July, and October 1985, and January 1986. This paper reports on the data being placed in the archive to acquaint the scientific community with their availability.