NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of GPS RO-Calibrated AMSU Channel 9 (Temperatures in the Lower Stratosphere,TLS), Version 1.0 (Version Superseded)

Mean Layer Temperature - UCAR (Lower Stratosphere)

browse graphicGlobal monthly mean brightness temperature of the lower stratosphere derived from AMSU Channel 9 Measurements for January 2004
**Please note, this dataset has been superseded by a newer version (see below). Users should not use this version except in rare cases (e.g., when reproducing previous studies that used this version).** This Fundamental Climate Data Record (CDR) contains radio occulation (RO) calibrated brightness temperatures from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A) channel 9 measurements at 57.3 GHz from 2001 to 2010 on a 2.5 degree grid. The RO satellites measure the bending angle of GPS signals as they pass through the atmosphere. Temperature profiles are derived from these GPS bending angles from the COSMIC and CHAMP data from 2001 to 2010. Version 2010.2640 of the RO mission data from the UCAR COSMIC Data Analysis and Archival Center (CDAAC) were used for the calibration. Data are partitioned into monthly anomalies, where each month contains measurements from NOAA-15, 16, 17, 18, 19, NASA AQUA and Metop-A. A climatology file for 2001 to 2010 complements the anomaly files.
  • Users must cite this dataset as: Ho, S.-P., M. Goldberg, Y.-H. Kuo, C.-Z Zou, W. Schreiner, and the NOAA CDR Program (2009): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of GPS Radio Occulation (RO) Calibrated Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A (AMSU-A) Channel 9 Monthly Brightness Temperature Anomalies, Version 1.0. [Indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
  • NCEI DSI 3689_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00807
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Distribution Formats
    Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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    Time Period 2001-05-01 to 2010-12-01
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
    N: 90.0
    S: -90.0
    E: 180.0
    W: -180.0
    Spatial Coverage Map
    Dataset Information
    General Documentation
    Processing Documents
    • Source Code Package for AMSU Ch9, Version 1.0
    • Data Flow Diagram for AMSU Ch9, v1.0
    • Climate Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (C-ATBD) for AMSU Ch9, v1.0
    Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • publication: 2011-09-09
    Edition Version 1.0
    Data Presentation Form Digital image
    Dataset Progress Status Superseded - replaced by new
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose The objective of this product is to use highly stable GPS RO data to calibrate AMSU-A channel 9 brightness temperatures and to construct a consistent climate data record for the studies of stratospheric temperature variability and trend.
    Use Limitations
    • For a complete description of use limitations for this CDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
    Dataset Citation
    • Users must cite this dataset as: Ho, S.-P., M. Goldberg, Y.-H. Kuo, C.-Z Zou, W. Schreiner, and the NOAA CDR Program (2009): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of GPS Radio Occulation (RO) Calibrated Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A (AMSU-A) Channel 9 Monthly Brightness Temperature Anomalies, Version 1.0. [Indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
    Cited Authors
    • UCAR/COSMIC/CDAAC > COSMIC Data Analysis and Archive Center, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    • Ho, S.-P.
    • Goldberg, M.
    • Kuo, Y.-H.
    • Zou, C.-Z
    • Schreiner, W.
    • NOAA CDR Program
    Originators
    • UCAR/COSMIC/CDAAC > COSMIC Data Analysis and Archive Center, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    Principal Investigators
    • Ho, S.-P.
    Collaborators
    • Goldberg, M.
    • Kuo, Y.-H.
    • Zou, C.-Z
    • Schreiner, W.
    • NOAA CDR Program
    Publishers
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
    • Spectral/engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Brightness Temperature
    Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • UCAR/COSMIC/CDAAC > COSMIC Data Analysis and Archive Center, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
    • NOAA-15 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-15
    • NOAA-16 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16
    • NOAA-18 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18
    • NOAA-19 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19
    • METOP-A > Meteorological Operational Satellite - A
    • EOS AQUA > Earth Observing System AQUA
    • CHAMP > Challenging Minisatellite Payload Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
    • COSMIC > Constellation Observing System for Meteorology Ionosphere and Climate
    Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
    • AMSU-A > Advanced Micowave Sounding Unit-A
    • GPS > Global Positioning System
    Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Geographic Region > Global
    Project keywords Keyword Thesaurus Title
    • NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program
    Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Vertical Location > Troposphere
    Use Constraints
    • **Please note, this dataset has been superseded by a newer version. Users should not use this version except in rare cases (e.g., when reproducing previous studies that used this version).**
    • Use Constraints: NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
    • Users must cite this dataset as: Ho, S.-P., M. Goldberg, Y.-H. Kuo, C.-Z Zou, W. Schreiner, and the NOAA CDR Program (2009): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of GPS Radio Occulation (RO) Calibrated Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A (AMSU-A) Channel 9 Monthly Brightness Temperature Anomalies, Version 1.0. [Indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
    • Publications using this dataset should also reference the following journal article: Ho, S.-P., M. Goldberg, Y.-H. Kuo, C.-Z Zou, W. Schreiner, Calibration of Temperature in the Lower Stratosphere from Microwave Measurements using COSMIC Radio Occultation Data: Preliminary Results, Terr. Atmos. Oceanic Sci., Vol. 20, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2007.12.06.01(F3C), 2009.
    Fees
    • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
    Lineage information for: dataset
    Lineage Statement For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Data Flow Diagram.
    Processing Documents
      • Source Code Package for AMSU Ch9, Version 1.0
      • Data Flow Diagram for AMSU Ch9, v1.0
      • Climate Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (C-ATBD) for AMSU Ch9, v1.0
    Lineage information for: repository
    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • AMSU-A > Advanced Micowave Sounding Unit-A
    • AMSU-A > Advanced Micowave Sounding Unit-A
    • AMSU-A > Advanced Micowave Sounding Unit-A
    • AMSU-A > Advanced Micowave Sounding Unit-A
    • AMSU-A > Advanced Micowave Sounding Unit-A
    • AMSU-A > Advanced Micowave Sounding Unit-A
    • GPS > Global Positioning System
    • GPS > Global Positioning System
    Platform
    • NOAA-15 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-15
    • NOAA-16 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16
    • NOAA-18 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18
    • NOAA-19 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19
    • METOP-A > Meteorological Operational Satellite - A
    • EOS AQUA > Earth Observing System AQUA
    • CHAMP > Challenging Minisatellite Payload Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
    • COSMIC > Constellation Observing System for Meteorology Ionosphere and Climate
    Last Modified: 2018-05-04
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