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STAR Microwave Sounding Calibration and Trends

MSU/AMSU-A/SSU Global Mean Layer Temperature Anomaly Time Series

NOAA/NESDIS/STAR SSU global atmospheric temperature trends NOAA/NESDIS/STAR MSU/AMSU-A global atmospheric temperature trends

Top three traces: NOAA extended SSU Version 3.0 monthly global mean anomaly time series and trends for layer temperatures of mid-stratosphere (TMS), upper-stratosphere (TUS), and top-stratosphere (TTS). The extension is by merging the NOAA SSU Version 2.0 from 1979-2006 with SSU equivalent channels from AMSU-A from 2001 to present. The TMS, TUS, and TTS time series are updated every month. Each update adds the monthly-mean and inter-calibrated SSU equivalent channels from AMSU-A from the latest month to the dataset. The pentad and monthly gridded (2.5 latitude by 2.5 longitude resolution) global dataset for NOAA SSU v2.0 can be downloaded from here. The up-to-date, monthly gridded (2.5 latitude by 2.5 longitude resolution) global dataset for the NOAA merged SSU/AMSU-A v3.0 will be released soon.


Bottom three traces: NOAA/STAR MSU/AMSU-A Version 3.0, monthly global mean anomaly time series and trends for the layer temperatures of mid-troposphere (TMT), upper-troposphere (TUT), and lower-stratosphere (TLS). The TMT, TUT, and TLS time series are updated every month. Each update adds the monthly- mean, inter-calibrated and well-merged AMSU-A observations from the latest month to the dataset. The up-to-date, monthly gridded (2.5 latitude by 2.5 longitude resolution) MSU/ASMU-A v3.0 data can be downloaded from here.

 

MSU AMSU-A Spatial Trend Patterns

Spatial trend patterns from NOAA/STAR MSU/AMSU-A Version 3.0 monthly gridded time series for layer temperatures of mid-troposphere (TMT),upper- troposphere (TUT), and lower-stratosphere (TLS) for 1979 to the latest month.

Spatial trend patterns from NOAA/STAR MSU/AMSU-A Version 3.0 monthly gridded time series for layer temperatures of mid-troposphere (TMT),upper- troposphere (TUT), and lower-stratosphere (TLS) for 1979 to the latest month.

 

SSU AMSU-A Spatial Trend Patterns

Spatial trend patterns from the NOAA SSU/AMSU-A Version 3.0 monthly climate data record for layer temperatures of the mid-stratosphere (TMS,SSU Ch1), upper-stratosphere (TUS, SSU Ch2), and top-stratosphere (TTS, SSU Ch3) for 1979 to the latest month.

Spatial trend patterns from the NOAA SSU/AMSU-A Version 3.0 monthly climate data record for layer temperatures of the mid-stratosphere (TMS,SSU Ch1), upper-stratosphere (TUS, SSU Ch2), and top-stratosphere (TTS, SSU Ch3) for 1979 to the latest month.