Precise Monitoring of Global Temperature Trends from Satellites

@article{Spencer1990PreciseMO,
  title={Precise Monitoring of Global Temperature Trends from Satellites},
  author={Roy W. Spencer and John R. Christy},
  journal={Science},
  year={1990},
  volume={247},
  pages={1558 - 1562}
}
Passive microwave radiometry from satellites provides more precise atmospheric temperature information than that obtained from the relatively sparse distribution of thermometers over the earth's surface. Accurate global atmospheric temperature estimates are needed for detection of possible greenhouse warming, evaluation of computer models of climate change, and for understanding important factors in the climate system. Analysis of the first 10 years (1979 to 1988) of satellite measurements of… 

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