FIRE Level 1B
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE) CFD Data

Entry ID: FIRE_ACE_C130_CFD_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget Field Campaigns
Description

The First ISCCP Regional Experiments have been designed to improve data products and cloud/radiation parameterizations used in general circulation models (GCMs). Specifically, the goals of FIRE are (1) to improve basic understanding of the interaction of physical processes in determining life cycles of cirrus and marine stratocumulus systems and the radiative properties of these clouds during their life cycles and (2) to investigate the interrelationships between the ISCCP data, GCM parameterizations, and higher space and time resolution cloud data. Aerosol data obtained by Colorado State University during May 1998 on the NCAR C-130 research flights as part of the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE3) Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE) flown onboard the NCAR C-130 aircraft during the FIRE ACE field campaign. The data are in ASCII format. The primary measurements were of ice nuclei and condensation nuclei.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0002

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
  • Ice Nucleus
  • Total Aerosol Concentration
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (75, 76.5), (-167, -162)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

BEAUFORT SEA ARCTIC POLAR
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1998-05-04 - 1998-05-28
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

Aircraft
C-130
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
CFDC
Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber
AIRCRAFT
CFDC
Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber
NCAR ELECTRA
Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

Created on 2014-04-14
Last updated on 2019-04-12