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NASA Global Tropospheric Temperature Analyses from MSU

| DOI: 10.5065/N1W1-7R36

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 It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.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 tropospheric temperature analyses derived from satellite microwave sounding units (MSUs). Included are monthly means and anomalies, and annual cycle data.

Temporal Range:
1979-01 to 1993-11
Upper Air Temperature
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Spencer, R.W., and J.R. Christy, 1990: Precise monitoring of global temperature trends from satellites Science, 247, 1558-1562.

Total Volume:
82.19 MB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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