Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Research article
20 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 20 Aug 2015

A method for merging nadir-sounding climate records, with an application to the global-mean stratospheric temperature data sets from SSU and AMSU

C. McLandress, T. G. Shepherd, A. I. Jonsson, T. von Clarmann, and B. Funke


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AR by Charles McLandress on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Jul 2015) by Qiang Fu
AR by Charles McLandress on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This is the first paper of its kind describing a method for merging the long-term satellite records of global stratospheric temperature from SSU and AMSU to yield a continuous data set from 1979 to present (and beyond). Since global-mean stratospheric temperature is close to radiative equilibrium, our "extended" SSU data set is an important climate record for the detection and attribution of anthropogenic influence.
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