How NASA takes the Earth’s Temperature
December 29, 2010
Short NASA video examines how the agency derives one of the most utilized temperature data sets – the GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies) temperature record.
GISS is one of several widely referenced data sets. The other main ones are HADCRUT, (Hadley Climate Research Unit, UK), NCDC (National Climatic Data Center – part of NOAA), and the satellite systems, RSS (Remote Sensing Systems) and UAH(University of Alabama Huntsville).