TOVS Pathfinder C1 MSU Monthly am (Ch 2/3, Ch 4, Ocean Precip)
Entry ID: msuc1monam

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Abstract: Spencer and Christy (1990) demonstrated that accurate estimates of
global atmospheric temperatures could be derived from the Microwave
Sounding Units flown on NOAA's TIROS-N series of satellites. The
MSU's have been continuously operating for more than 14 years
collecting measurements of the thermal emisssion of radiation by
molecular oxygen at four frequencies near 60 GHz.

The four MSU channels ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.0   S: -89.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Spencer R., Christy J.R.
Dataset Title: TOVS Pathfinder C1 MSU Monthly am (Ch 2/3, Ch 4, Ocean Precip)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-03-01
Stop Date: 1988-11-30
Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: msuc1monam

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: On-line
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Spencer, R.W., 1993: Global oceanic precipitation from the MSU during 1979-92
and comparisons to other climatologies. J. Climate, 6, 1301-1326.
Spencer, R.W., and J.R. Christy, 1993: Precision lower stratospheric
temperature monitoring with the MSU: Technique, Validation, and
Results 1979-1991. J. Climate, 6, 1194-1204.
Spencer, R.W., and J.R. Christy, 1992a: ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-11
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