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Atmospheric temperature -- Observations

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View Resource Global, Hemispheric, and Zonal Temperature Deviations Derived from Radiosonde Records

Jeff Angell, researcher at the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, has put together this briefing on global temperature readings from a 63-station, globally distributed radiosonde network. According to the report based on this network, during 1958-1999, the global, near-surface air temperature warmed by 0.14 degrees C/decade and the tropospheric 850-300 mb layer warmed by 0.10 degrees C/decade, the...
View Resource Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change

The National Research Council's Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations published this report in 2000. The National Academy Press Website offers free online viewing of this important publication, which evaluated the much-publicized discrepancy between surface and atmospheric temperatures in the global change records. The Panel found that "the warming trend in global-mean surface temperature...
View Resource Monthly surface air temperature time series area-averaged over the 30-degree latitudinal belts of the globe

A new report containing nearly a century's-worth of air temperature data is available online from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC). The mean monthly and annual values of surface air temperature were compiled from existing World Weather Records, Monthly Climatic Data for the World, and Meteorological Data for Individual Years over the Northern Hemisphere (excluding the former...
View Resource Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center

Part of the Earth Observing System Data Information System, the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center is responsible for archiving and distributing data relevant to the physical state of the ocean. The data, which are intended for use in oceanographic and other interdisciplinary scientific research, is freely available. Products include sea surface height, ocean wind, and sea...
View Resource Climate of 2002 Preliminary Annual Review

The National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has made available the Climate of 2002 Preliminary Annual Review Web site. Visitors will find numerous charts; graphs; tables; and descriptions of global temperatures, temperature trends, regional temperatures, and global precipitation. A US climate summary, as well as information on significant events,...
View Resource Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC)

With operations beginning in 1991, "the Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC) is a set of high-quality remote-sounding research stations for observing and understanding the physical and chemical state of the stratosphere" and is supported by the International Ozone Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)....