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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 SSU v2.0 . 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 can be downloaded from SSU/AMSU-A v3.0 .


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 MSU/ASMU-A v3.0.

 

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.