The Mean Layer Temperature - Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) Climate Data Record (CDR) integrates thermal emission from oxygen molecules measured at different frequencies from microwave sounders. These measurements provide a crucial element for long-term monitoring of atmospheric temperature, particularly in regions that lack high-quality radiosonde measurements. The final record provides global average and global anomaly maps at 2.5°x2.5° resolution, and extends from 1978–2021.
Carl Mears, RSS Inc.
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