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The Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget project at RMIB

The GERB project at RMIB

Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) Project


May 2024

Release of the GERB 4 V100 dataset: GERB 4 and SEVIRI 4 level 2 products from February 2018 to February 2023. Please read the Release information for the GERB 4 V100 dataset.

Data access is public at

December 2023

Job Announcement:

The Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) jointly offer a

Long-term senior research position to develop the Earth Climate Observatory space mission for the measurement of the most Essential of all Climate Variables: the Earth Energy Imbalance.

More details can be found in the full job description here.

October 2023

Presentation about the GERB-4 dataset at the CERES Science Team Meeting:

September 2023

There were two presentations mentioning GERB at EUMETSAT 2023:

  • Xinyue Wang, Kevin Wolf, Grégoire Dannet, Olivier Boucher, Nicolas Bellouin, “Radiative forcing of a contrail cirrus outbreak over Western Europe in June 2020”, using GERB to validate a radiative transfer model
  • Pierre De Buyl, Edward Baudrez, Christine Aebi, Nicolas Clerbaux, Johan Moreels, Jacqueline E. Russell, “Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB): status update and user-friendly access to GERB data using Python”, discussing the status of the GERB-4 data, and a new Python reader for user-friendly access to the GERB data

October 2022

The “Earth Radiation Budget Workshop” is on-going, in Hamburg, Germany. The GERB team is presenting its latest achievements.

August 2022

The “Quartz Filter Anomaly” affecting the GERB4 data has been fixed and the GERB4 record (Jan 2018 onward) is under reprocessing. The data is expected to be available in time for presentation at the EUMETSAT 2022 conference in Brussels.

August 2022

The next “Earth Radiation Budget Workshop” will be held on October 12-14, 2022, in Hamburg, Germany. This workshop is the join meeting of the CERES, ScaRaB, GERB, and Libera science teams.

July 2022

Presentation of the GERB record at the International Radiation Symposium (IRS) @ Thessaloniki, Greece: “Preliminary Validation of 18 Years of Broadband Radiation Data from the Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) Instruments”, Christine Aebi Presentation (PDF)

June 2022

As part of the MSG2 payload, the GERB1 instrument is now operational over the Western part of the Indian Ocean (subsatellite longitude of 45.5° East). The GERB1 Indian Ocean record starts on 9th May 2022 and is processed in near real time with the version tag V007.

Data available for evaluation via the ROLSS:

As illustration, the HR solar (left) and thermal (right) fluxes on 10 May 2022 at 09:00 UTC.

September 2021

  • Full Text T. Akkermans and N. Clerbaux (2021): Retrieval of Daily Mean Top-of-Atmosphere Reflected Solar Flux Using the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Instruments, Remote Sensing, 13(18), 3695; doi:10.3390/rs13183695

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