NASA Microwave Sounding Unit

NASA Microwave Sounding Unit: Gridded oceanic rainfall data from the Microwave Sounding Unit.


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Datasets and variables

NASA msu precipitation[ X Y | T]

Independent Variables (Grids)

Time (time) grid: /T (julian_day) ordered (1 Jan 1979) to (31 May 1994) by 1.0 N= 5630 pts :grid
Longitude (longitude) grid: /X (degree_east) periodic (178.75W) to (178.75E) by 2.5 N= 144 pts :grid
Latitude (latitude) grid: /Y (degree_north) ordered (58.75N) to (58.75S) by 2.5 N= 48 pts :grid


Spencer, R.W. and J.R. Christy, 1990: Precise monitoring of global temperature trends from satellites. Science, 247, 1558-1562.

Spencer, R.W., J.R. Christy, and N.C. Grody, 1990: Global atmospheric temperature monitoring with satellite microwave measurements: Methods and results 1979-84. J. Climate, 3, 1111-1128.

Spencer, R.W. and J.R. Christy, 1993: Precision lower stratospheric temperature monitoring with the MSU: Technique, validation, and results 1979-91. J. Climate, 6, 1194-1204.

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