Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Note On The UAH And RSS Raw Data

For those who've been following along in this series of articles, you know I've had a bit of trouble identifying exactly which files from what site contain the UAH and RSS data. This trouble continues and with this post I'll update my current thinking on situation.

UAH raw data is available from NASA at their AIRS data holdings web page as discussed in this previous post.

RSS raw data comes from NOAA, not NASA. RSS provides several links to various versions of the data. All of these links are either dead:

Monthly binary data
Read routines

or contain data that has not been updated in 3 years:

Zonally Averaged Monthly Anomalies

I'm also unable to find the data at the NOAA Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System.

It's possible, of course, that I'm simply looking in the wrong place for the raw RSS data. But I was unable to find this data with reasonable effort, including following links that claimed to supply the data.

Given these difficulties in obtaining RSS raw data, I'm dropping further coverage of RSS. Coverage of the raw UAH data as well as the raw AMSR-E data will continue.

Additional Posts In This Series
How UAH And RSS Temperatures Are Measured
Overview Of The Aqua Satellite
Looking At The Aqua Satellite Data
UAH Satellite Data.html
Dangit! More Climate Stuff. UAH and RSS Raw Data

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