Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 461–490, 2016

Special issue: Water vapour in the upper troposphere and middle atmosphere:...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 461–490, 2016

  28 Sep 2016

28 Sep 2016

The Stratospheric Water and Ozone Satellite Homogenized (SWOOSH) database: a long-term database for climate studies

Sean M. Davis et al.

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This paper describes the construction of the Stratospheric Water and Ozone Satellite Homogenized (SWOOSH) database, whose main feature is a combined data product created by homogenizing multiple satellite records. This motivation for SWOOSH is that in order to study multiyear to decadal variability in ozone and water vapor concentrations, it is necessary to have a continuous and smooth record without artificial jumps in the data.