CLAMS Level 1B
Entry Title: CLAMS CV-580 Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR)

Entry ID: CLAMS_CV580_CAR_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget Field Campaigns
Description

CLAMS_CV580_CAR data were collected during the Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites (CLAMS) experiment.The Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR) instrument is an airborne multi-wavelength scanning radiometer, designed to operate from a mounted position aboard various aircraft, including the nose cone of the University of Washington's Convair CV-580. Developed by Dr. Michael King at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the CAR instrument measures radiance for 190 degrees, and total view at 1 degree field of view resolution. Instrument functions include: * acquiring imagery of Earth surface and Cloud features* single scattering albedo determination of clouds* angular distribution measuring of scattered radiation* bidirectional reflectance measuring of various surface types

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/CLAMS/0002

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • DEW POINT TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • VISIBLE RADIANCE
  • RADIATIVE FLUX
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • AEROSOLS
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • VISIBLE IMAGERY
  • DEW POINT TEMPERATURE > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • RADIANCE
  • Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR)
  • Radiance in 14 spectral bands
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Other (HDF)

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (36.35, 38.7), (-76.52, -70.28)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

VIRGINIA
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2001-07-10 - 2001-08-02
Temporal Resolution: 0.6 seconds
Platforms

Aircraft
AIRCRAFT
RADIOMETERS
CONVAIR CV-580
Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

Created on 2014-03-18
Last updated on 2019-10-15