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Volume 11, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10727–10732, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-10727-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10727–10732, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-10727-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 28 Oct 2011

Research article | 28 Oct 2011

Uncertainty of the stratospheric/tropospheric temperature trends in 1979–2008: multiple satellite MSU, radiosonde, and reanalysis datasets

J. Xu1 and A. M. Powell Jr.2 J. Xu and A. M. Powell Jr.
  • 1Environmental Science and Technology Center, College of Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
  • 2Center for Satellite Application and Research (STAR), USA

Abstract. The trends and spreads of tropospheric and stratospheric temperature are discussed in terms of three groups of datasets in 1979–2008. These datasets include (a) three satellite observations of Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) measurements, (b) five radiosonde observations and (c) five reanalysis products. The equivalent tropospheric and stratospheric temperature from radiosonde and reanalyses are calculated based on the vertical weighting function of the MSU channel 2 (CH2) and channel 4 (CH4) measurements, respectively. The results show that both cooling in the stratosphere and warming in troposphere significantly depends on the datasets and latitudes.

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