UK TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder

UK Met Office Monthly Mean Analysis of TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder Stratospheric Sounding Unit

The data set consists of geopotential heights, temperatures, zonal, meridional and vertical wind components. The method of analysis is described in Bailey et al., (1993). Data are available on the ftp server at /sparc/ref_clim/uktovs. For further information refer to the README file.


Bailey, M. J., A. Oneill and V. D. Pope (1993), Stratospheric analyses produced by the United Kingdom Meteorological Office. J. App. Met.32, 9, 1472-1483, doi:10.1175/1520-0450(1993)032<1472:SAPBTU>2.0.CO;2.

Scaife, A. A. et al., (2000) Seasonal and Interannual variability of the stratosphere diagnosed from UKMO TOVS data. Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 126, 568, 2585-2604, doi:10.1256/smsqj.56811.