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Outgoing Longwave Radiation - Monthly

Sample product image of NOAA CDR Outgoing Longwave Radiation – Monthly product; it depicts temperature in Kelvin across the globe, indicating warmer temperatures through the equatorial region and cooler at the poles.

This dataset provides a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR).

The amount of terrestrial radiation that is released into space and, by extension, the amount of cloud cover and water vapor that intercepts that radiation in the atmosphere defines the Monthly OLR CDR. Data (level-1b) from the high-resolution infrared radiation sounder (HIRS) provides the primary input into the Monthly OLR record. Application of a combination of statistical techniques, including OLR regression, instrument ambient temperature prediction coefficients, and inter-satellite bias corrections produce the final record.

Principal Investigator: Hai-Tien Lee, University of Maryland

Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's DOI landing page for citation details at doi:10.7289/V5W37TKD.