This paper describes the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data products being made available to the community. The Science Team used ten validation criteria to judge the acceptability of the data for archival. We list these criteria and present uncertainty estimates based on them for four typical data products. A brief description of the radiation budget for April 1985 from the combined data of ERBE and NOAA-9 concludes this paper.

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* Atmospheric Sciences Division NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA 23665-5225.

Laboratory for Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 91537

ERBE Science Team principal investigators: B. R. Barkstrom, ERBE Experiment Scientist and Science Team Leader, Atmospheric Sciences Division, NASA Langley Research Center; R. D. Cess, State University of New York at Stony Brook; J. A. Coakley Jr., Oregon State University; Y. Fouquart, LOA, University of Lille, France; A. Gruber, NOAA NESDIS; D. L. Hartmann, University of Washington, Seattle; E. F. Harrison, NASA Langley Research Center; F. B. House, Drexel University; R. S. Kandel, LMD, CNRS, Palaiseau, France; M. D. King, ERBE Project Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; A. T. Mecherikunnel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; A. J. Miller, NOAA NMC; V. Ramanathan, University of Chicago; E. Raschke, University of Köln, FRG; G. L. Smith, NASA Langley Research Center; W. L. Smith, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and T. H. Vonder Haar, Colorado State University.