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Mean Layer Temperature - UCAR (Lower Stratosphere)

Sample image of NOAA CDR Mean layer Temperature UCAR, Lower Stratosphere product. It depicts temperature in Kelvin across the globe, excluding the extreme polar regions.

This dataset provides advanced scientific researchers a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of Lower Stratosphere Mean Layer Temperatures.

Long term variation of Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit (AMSU) channel 9 brightness and Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) channel 4 brightness measurements peak in the lower stratosphere providing the necessary signal to produce the Monthly Mean Layer Temperature in the Lower Stratosphere. Data (level-1b) from AMSU/MSU on board multiple satellites were calibrated using coincident Global Positioning System (GPS) Radio Occultation (RO) temperature profile measurements from 2001 to the current. The ‘adjusted’ MSU/AMSU data in the period of 2001 to 2014 serve as reference data to calibrate other overlapped MSU/AMSU data from 1980 to 2001.

Principal Investigator: Shu-peng Ben Ho, UCAR

Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's DOI landing page for citation details at doi:10.7289/V5XP72XZ.