Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9271–9284, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9271-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9271–9284, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9271-2015

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 et al.

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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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