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NMC Global Daily Stratospheric Analyses from TOVS

| DOI: 10.5065/XG5A-3E50

These global analyses were prepared daily at 12Z to support NMC's monitoring of temperature trends in the stratosphere. The analysis system used satellite temperatures from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS). Global coverage is achieved by combining the 65 by 65 polar stereographic grids for each hemisphere, north and south. The analyses are available on 8 mandatory levels from 70 mbar to 0.4 mbar, and include pressure, geopotential height, temperature, and total column ozone.

Temporal Range:
1980-10-14 12:00 +0000 to 1997-03-19 12:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Geopotential Height Tropospheric Ozone Upper Air Temperature
ON84 parameter table: HTML | XML
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Finger, F. G., M. E. Gelman, J. D. Wild, M. L. Chanin, A. Hauchecorne, A. J. Miller, 1993: Evaluation of NMC Upper-Stratospheric Temperature Analyses Using Rocketsonde and Lidar Data Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 75(5), 789-799 (DOI: 10.1175/1520-0477(1993)074<0789:EONUST>2.0.CO;2).

Total Volume:
1.7 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NMC 47 by 51 Northern Hemisphere Stratospheric Analyses, daily 1964-1980
CAC Global Tropospheric and Stratospheric Analyses
NMC Global Daily Stratospheric Analyses from ATOVS
NCEP CPC Upper Stratospheric and Lower Mesospheric Analyses
More Details:
View a more detailed summary of the data, including specific date ranges and locations by parameter
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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