This MSUT2 Version-5 dataset was active from 5 October 1999 to 25 October 2018, and has now been retired.
The new version is now available at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHRC/AMSU-A/DATA403.


The AMSU/MSU Midtropo Day/Month Temp Anomalies and Annual Cycle dataset was derived from a series of microwave sounding instruments flown on a series of satellites. Daily Zonal and Monthly Temperature Anomalies for the middle troposphere on a global 2.5 degree grid are derived from both the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) channel 5, and from the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) channel 2 using the Limb 90 correction. The data set is available from January 1978 through present day.

Please include the following citation in the reference section of your publication:

Christy, John R and Roy W Spencer. 1999. AMSU/MSU Midtropo Day/Month Temp Anomalies and Annual Cycle[indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. 
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHRC/AMSU-A/DATA303

For more information on GHRC DAAC citations, see these Instructions for citing GHRC data.

General Characteristics

Retirement Date: 2018-10-25
Publication Date: 1999-10-05
Version: 5
Collections: Microwave Remote Sensing Products
Projects: NOT APPLICABLE
Platforms: AQUA, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-12, NOAA-14, NOAA-15, NOAA-16, NOAA-18, NOAA-6, NOAA-7, NOAA-8, NOAA-9, TIROS-N
Instruments: AMSU-A, MSU
Terms: Atmospheric Temperature, Infrared Wavelengths, Microwave
Processing level: 3
Format: netCDF-4, ASCII

Coverage

[coverage map]
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.

 

Location: GLOBAL
Spatial Resolution: 2.5 degree
North boundary: 89°
West boundary: -180°
East boundary: 180°
South boundary: -89°
Temporal resolution: Monthly - < Annual
Start date: 1978-01-01 00:00:00
Stop date: OnGoing

Documentation

Retired Dataset: Retired data available on request only
User's Guide: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/msu/msul90_dataset.pdf
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
General Documentation: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsutemps
Temperature Trend Graphs
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/msu/readme.ppt
Recreated MSU precipitation data set - July 15, 1994
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/msu/readme.msu
THIS IS A FILE OF INFORMATION CONCERNING THE MSU DATA FILES
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHRC/AMSU-A/DATA303
Digital Object Identifier
Citing data: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/about-ghrc/citing-ghrc-daac-data
Instructions for citing GHRC data.

 

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