Understanding Earth's Energy Budget
The Libera NASA mission will record how much energy leaves our planet’s atmosphere on a day-by-day basis providing crucial information about how Earth’s climate is evolving over time. The mission will maintain decades long data record of observation from NASA’s suite of Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments. In Roman mythology, Libera is the daughter of the goddess Ceres.
To meet NASA’s Earth Venture Continuity (EVC) requirements and to advance the scientific use of Earth Radiation Budget data, Libera defines three overarching goals:
- Provide seamless continuity of the ERB Climate Data Records (CDRs)
- Develop a self-contained, innovative and affordable observing system
- Provide new and enhanced capabilities that support extending ERB science goals