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Mean Layer Temperature - UCAR (Upper Trop & Lower Strat)

Sample image of NOAA CDR Mean layer Temperature, UCAR Upper Troposphere and 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 Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere Mean Layer Temperatures.

Long-term variation of Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit (AMSU) channel 7 brightness temperature and Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) channel 3 brightness temperature measurements peak in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere providing the necessary signal to produce the Monthly Mean Layer Temperature in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere. The high quality radiosonde observations identified by coincident Global Positioning System (GPS) Radio Occultation (RO) temperature profile measurements calibrate the Data (level-1b) from AMSU/MSU on board multiple satellites. The calibrated Mean Layer Temperature in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere calibrate those overlapped MSU brightness temperature before 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/V52F7KFQ.