Improved satellite support for climate change studies with the new Downwelling Surface Longwave Radiation Flux (DSLF) of Aratos Earth Observation Data Platform



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In the renewed Aratos Earth Observation Data Platform the improved DSLF radiation index is added. The Downwelling Surface Longwave Radiation Flux (DSLF) is the result of atmospheric absorption, emission and scattering throughout the atmosphere and can be defined as the thermal radiation that reaches the surface in the thermal infrared range (4-100μm). Its unit of measurement is Wm-2.