This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.
This dataset contains daily, pentad and monthly OLR data in
which the bias from varying satellite equatorial crossing times
(ECTs) has been estimated and then removed. This was done by starting with the twice
daily 2.5 degree NCEP/NOAA OLR archive for 1974 through 1999.
The ECT biases caused by afternoon
satellite orbital drift AND the abrupt transition from
a morning satellite to an afternoon satellite were estimated separately and then
these estimates were removed.
1974-06 to 1999-12
, Every 5 days
, Every month (Mean)
Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
Lucas, L.E., D.E. Waliser, P. Xie, J.E. Janowiak, and B. Liebmann, 2001: Estimating the Satellite Equatorial Crossing Time Biases in the Daily, Global Outgoing Longwave Radiation Dataset J. Clim., 14(12), 2583-2605.
Binary (see dataset documentation)
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