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STAR Microwave Sounding Calibration and Trends

References

Global ocean mean intersatellite Tb difference time series for AMSU-A operational calibration for satellites NOAA 15, 16, 17, and 18; MetOp-A; and Aqua for different channels. Differences are chosen against the reference satellites; thus, the satellite pairs shown for channel 6 are different from other channels

Global ocean mean intersatellite Tb difference time series for AMSU-A operational calibration for satellites NOAA 15, 16, 17, and 18; MetOp-A; and Aqua for different channels. Differences are chosen against the reference satellites; thus, the satellite pairs shown for channel 6 are different from other channels

Zou, C.-Z., and H. Qian (2016), Stratospheric Temperature Climate Data Record from Merged SSU and AMSU-A Observations, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., Vol. 33, 1967-1984, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0018.1. [download]

Zou, C.-Z., H. Qian, W. Wang, L. Wang, and C. Long (2014), Recalibration and merging of SSU observations for stratospheric temperature trend studies, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,119,13,180-13,205, doi:10.1002/2014JD021603 [download]

Zou, C.-Z., J. Li, 2015, NOAA MSU/AMSU-A Mean Layer Temperature, Climate Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (C-ATBD), NOAA/NESDIS [download, (PDF, 718 KB)]

Wang, Wenhui, Cheng-Zhi Zou, 2014: AMSU-A-Only Atmospheric Temperature Data Records from the Lower Troposphere to the Top of the Stratosphere. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 31, 808-825, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00134.1. [download]

Zou, C.-Z., W. Wang, 2012, MSU/AMSU Radiance Fundamental Climate Data Record Calibrated Using Simultaneous Nadir Overpasses Climate Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (C-ATBD), NOAA/NESDIS [download, (PDF, 2.75 MB)]

Zou, Cheng-Zhi and Wenhui Wang (2011), Inter-satellite calibration of AMSU-A observations for weather and climate applications, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 116, D23113, DOI:10.1029/2011JD016205. [download]

Wang, L., C.-Z. Zou, and H. Qian (2012), Construction of stratospheric temperature data records from Stratospheric Sounding Units. J. Climate, Vol 25, 2931-2946, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00350.1. [download]

Zou, Cheng-Zhi and Wenhui Wang (2010), Stability of the MSU-derived atmospheric temperature trend, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., Vol. 27, 1960-1971, DOI: 10.1175/2009JTECHA1333.1. [download]

Zou, C.-Z., M. Gao, M.Goldberg, 2009, Error structure and atmospheric temperature trends in observations from the Microwave Sounding Unit, J. Climate, 22, 1661-1681, DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2233.1 [download]

Zou, Cheng-Zhi and Wenhui Wang (2009), Diurnal drift correction in the NESDIS/STAR MSU/AMSU atmospheric temperature climate data record, Proc. SPIE, Vol. *7456*, 745616. [download]

Zou, Cheng-Zhi (2008), Intercalibration of microwave sounding unit with short overlaps, Proc. SPIE, Vol. *7085*, 708506; DOI:10.1117/12.798116 [download]

Zou, C.-Z., M. Goldberg, Z. Cheng, N. Grody, J. Sullivan, C. Cao, and D. Tarpley (2006) Recalibration of microwave sounding unit for climate studies using simultaneous nadir overpasses, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D19114, doi:10.1029/2005JD006798 [download]