Articles | Volume 39, issue 2
Regular paper
01 Apr 2021
Regular paper |  | 01 Apr 2021

Temperature decadal trends, and their relation to diurnal variations in the lower thermosphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere, based on measurements from SABER on TIMED

Frank T. Huang and Hans G. Mayr

Data sets

SABER data James M. Russell III and Martin G. Mlynczak

Short summary
The knowledge of decadal temperature trends in the stratosphere, mesosphere, and lower thermosphere (20 to 100 km) is important for both scientific and practical reasons and for the relation to climate change. Almost all long-term measurements are made at fixed or limited local time intervals. The differences among the various measurements can be significant. Our results show that at least some of these differences may be due to the different local times at which the temperatures are measured.