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Mean Layer Temperature - NOAA

Sample product image of NOAA CDR Mean Layer Temperature - NOAA; it depicts temperature in Kelvin across the globe, with the current image ranging from 200.4 to 235.9 Kelvin using a graduated blue to red color scheme.

This dataset provides advanced scientific researchers a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of Upper Atmospheric Layer Temperatures.

Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) and Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit-A (AMSU-A) measure Monthly Mean Layer Temperature (MLT), a measure of the mean temperature from a thick layer of the atmosphere weighted by the channel weighting functions of the microwave sounders. NOAA/STAR Integrated Microwave Inter-calibration Approach (IMICA) that is available through the CDR program calibrate the NOAA MLT level-1c swath radiances of the microwave sounders and used as input. Application of adjustments for diurnal drift effect, viewing angle differences, and channel frequency differences between sensors provide the final record. Application of inter-satellite bias corrections ensures consistency of records between satellites.

Principal Investigator: Cheng-zhi Zou, NOAA STAR

Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's DOI landing page for citation details at doi:10.7289/V5QF8QTK.