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ESSD | Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 647–681, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-647-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 647–681, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-647-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Data description paper 20 Mar 2020

Data description paper | 20 Mar 2020

A Fundamental Climate Data Record of SMMR, SSM/I, and SSMIS brightness temperatures

Karsten Fennig et al.

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A Fundamental Climate Data Record (FCDR) from satellite-borne microwave radiometers has been created, covering the time period from October 1978 to December 2015. This article describes how the observations are processed, calibrated, corrected, inter-calibrated, and evaluated in order to provide a homogeneous data record of brightness temperatures across 10 different instruments aboard three different satellite platforms.
A Fundamental Climate Data Record (FCDR) from satellite-borne microwave radiometers has been...
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