Global lower stratospheric temperatures are derived from a series of microwave sounding instruments flown on a series of satellites. Daily Zonal and Monthly Temperature Anomalies for the lower stratosphere on a global 2.5 degree grid are derived from both the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) channel 9, and from the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) channel 4 using the Limb 90 correction. The data set begins on January 1, 1978 and is ongoing.
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Christy, John R and Roy W Spencer.1999. AMSU/MSU LOWSTRAT DAY/MONTH TEMP ANOMALIES AND ANNUAL CYCLE [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHRC/AMSU-A/DATA301