Satellite and reanalysis

Overview of time series from satellite observations and re-analyses. Near-real-time or operational products are listed under „Operational„. Detailed information on the individual data records can be obtained from the sources listed in the rightmost column, where DFS refers to a detailed data fact sheet produced by GVAP participants, LIT refers to scientific articles and WEB refers to a website providing further information. More information may also be obtained from the ECV inventory, the Climate Data Guide, and http://reanalyses.org/
TechniqueData recordParametersTemporal
coverage
Spatial
coverage
Temporal
resolution
Spatial
resolution
References
(A)ATSRAIRWAVETCWV11/1991-
02/2012
globaldaily1 km²
0.25°
Casadio et al., 2016
Castelli et al., 2015
AIRS, AMSU, HSBNASATCWV, WV, T09/2002-
present
globaldaily, monthly1°,
12 levels
WEB
AIRS, AMSU-A, CPR, MODISAIRSM_CPR_INDWV, T07/2006-
11/2012
globaldaily-weekly45 kmWEB
AIRS, HIRS, SSM/I, GNSSNVAP-M ClimateTCWV, WV01/1988-
12/2009
globaldaily0.5°, 1.0°WEB

Vonder Haar et al., 2012
AMSR2, AMSR-E, SSM/I, SSMIS, WindSatREMSSTCWV01/1988-
present
global ice-free oceanmonthlyHilburn and Wentz, 2008
AMSR-EREMSSTCWV06/2002-
09/2011
global oceanmonthly0.25°Hilburn and Wentz, 2008
AMSR-EJAXATCWV06/2002-
10/2011
global oceanmonthlyL2: sensor resolution
L3: 0.25°
WEB
WEB
Takeuchi (2002)
ATOVSCM SAFTCWV, WV, T01/1999-
12/2011
globaldaily,
monthly
90 kmWEB
Courcoux and Schroeder, 2015
COSMICROM SAFWV, T05/2006-
present
global (zonal means)
vertically 0-12 km
monthly5°,
vertically 200 m
WEB
WEB
WEB
COSMICUCARWV, T05/2006-
04/2014
globalsensor resolutionsensor resolution,
vertically 100 m
WEB
Wee and Kuo, 2015
GOME, SCIAMACHY, GOME-2GlobVapourTCWV01/1996-
12/2008
globalmonthlysensor resolution,
0.5°
Grossi et al., 2015
GOME, SCIAMACHY, GOME-2UBremenTCWV07/1995-
03/2012
globalsensor resolutionsensor resolutionWEB
Noel et al., 2004
GOME, SCIAMACHY, GOME-2GOME Evolution ClimateTCWV07/1995-
12/2015
globalmonthlyBeirle et al., 2017
GRASUCARWV, T10/2007-
12/2011
globalsensor resolutionsensor resolution,
vertically 100 m
WEB
HIRSNOAATCWV, WV, T07/1979-
12/2014
globalsensor resolutionsensor resolution,
8 layers
Shi et al., 2016
HIRSnnHIRSTCWV, WV, T08/1979–
12/2014
global3-hourly, monthly1°,
17 levels (10 hPa top) (T)
Rossow and Perl, 2017
HIRSU WisconsinTCWV, WV07/1980–
03/2016
global6-hourly, monthly0.5°,
3 layers (10-440 hPa)
Borbas et al., 2005
Seeman et al., 2003, 2008
MERISGlobVapourTCWV01/2003-–
09/2012
global landdaily,
monthly
0.05°,
0.5°
Lindstrot et al., 2012
MODISMOD08, MYD08TCWV, WV2000-2014 (TERRA);
2002-2014 (AQUA)
globaldaily,
monthly
1°,
20 levels (5 hPa top)
WEB
WEB
Platnick et al., 2015
MWREMiRTCWV08/1991-
03/2012
globalsensor resolution0.5°WEB
Bennartz et al., 2017
OCO-2CSUTCWV08/2014-
present
globalsensor resolution1.3 km x 2.3 kmNelson et al., 2016
OMINASA/HarvardTCWV01/2005–
12/2009
globalsensor resolution13 km x 24 km at nadirWang et al., 2016
PolderU LilleTCWV12/2004-
12/2013
globalsensor resolution, daily,
monthly
1/6°WEB
Bouffies et al., 1997
ReanalysisMERRA-2TCWV, WV, T01/1980–
present
globalhourly, 6-hourly, monthly0.5° x 0.625°,
72 levels (top 0.01 hPa)
Gelaro et al., 2017
ReanalysisERA-20CTCWV, WV, T01/1900-
12/2010
global3-hourly, monthly~125 km (T159),
91 levels (0.01 hPa top)
Poli et al., 2016
ReanalysisMERRATCWV, WV, T01/1979-
02/2016
globalhourly (TCWV),
6-hourly,
monthly
0.5° x 0.667°,
72 levels (0.01 hPa top)
Rienecker et al., 2011
ReanalysisCFSRTCWV, WV, T01/1979-
present
globalhourly,
monthly
0.5° (T382),
37 levels (0.266 hPa top)
Saha et al., 2010
ReanalysisJRA55TCWV, WV, T01/1958-
present
global3-hourly,
6-hourly,
monthly
~55 km (T319) or 1.25°,
60 levels (0.1 hPa top)
Kobayashi et al., 2015
ReanalysisERA-InterimTCWV, WV, T01/1979-
present
global6-hourly, monthly~80 km (T255),
60 levels (0.1 hPa top)
Dee et al., 2011
SSM/INVAP-M OceanTCWV01/1988-
12/2009
global ice-free oceandaily1.0°WEB
Vonder Haar et al., 2012
SSM/IHOAPSTCWV07/1987-
12/2014
global ocean6-hourly, monthly0.5°Schlüssel and Emery, 1990
Andersson et al., 2010
SSM/I, MERISGlobVapourTCWV01/2003-
12/2008
globaldaily,
monthly
0.05°,
0.5°
WEB
TESNASATCWV, WV, T09/2004-
present
globaldaily,
monthly
4° x 2°WEB
Worden et al., 2006
TMIREMSSTCWV12/1997-
12/2014
global ocean,
40°N-40°S
monthly0.25°Wentz, 1997, 2005
TOVSTOVS
Path A
TCWV, WV, T01/1987-
06/1993
globaldaily,
monthly
1°,
4 layers (300 hPa top)
Susskind et al., 1997
TOVSTOVS
Path B
TCWV, WV, T01/1987-
06/1995
globaldaily,
monthly
1°,
4 layers (300 hPa top)
Scott et al., 1999

Last modified: 2018-04-19