Water Vapor-Weighted Vertically-Averaged Mean Atmospheric Temperature Data Set
Entry ID: ARL_GPS_TEMPERATURE

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Summary
Abstract: [Summary adapted from the ARL Home Page]

Water vapor-weighted vertically-averaged mean temperature of the
atmosphere, Tm, is a key parameter in the retrieval of total
precipitable water from ground-based GPS signal delays. The files,
Tm_means, Tm_slopes, and Tm_icepts, contains 3 tables of values that
can be used to estimate Tm. The file Tm_means lists the monthly and
annual mean values for a ... View entire text
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Description: Air Resources Laboratory Climate Variablity and Trends Branch.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 83.0   S: -53.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/ARL
Dataset Title: Water Vapor-Weighted Vertically-Averaged Mean Atmospheric Temperature Data Set
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, Maryland
Data Presentation Form: ASCII
Online Resource: ftp://arlftp.arlhq.noaa.gov/web/climate/gps_Tm/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Instrument
RADIOSONDES Ancillary Description
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Air Resources Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA AIR RESOURCES LABORATORY
Email: arl.webmaster at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Air Resources Laboratory
SSMC-3
1315 East West Highway
City: SILVER SPRING
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Distribution Size: 5 kb
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
R.J. Ross and S. Rosenfeld (1997), Estimating mean weighted temperature of the atmosphere for GPS applications, Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, 21719-21730
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-29
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