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Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget


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(GERB)

An instrument carried by Meteosat Second Generation satellites to monitor the Earth's Radiation Budget (ERB), in particular for an understanding of climatic change. It provides wide-band coverage of short-wave (reflected) solar radiation and long-wave (emitted) thermal radiation. The short cycle time of 15 minutes means that it provides new insight into diurnal variations in the energy budget.

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