FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE) Radiation Measurement System (RAMS)

Entry ID: FIRE_ACE_C130_RAMS_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget Field Campaigns
Description

This data set consists of data provided by Scripps' Radiation Measurement System (RAMS) flown onboard the NCAR C-130 aircraft during the FIRE ACE field campaign.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.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0003

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • RADIATIVE FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • Infrared Flux
  • Narrowband Flux
  • Total Solar Flux
  • Upwelling And Downwelling
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Other (NetCDF)

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (64.69, 78.69), (-169.12, -147.5)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

BEAUFORT SEA ARCTIC POLAR
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1998-05-04 - 1998-07-30
Temporal Resolution: 2.5 Hz
Platforms

Aircraft
C-130
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
RAMS
Radiation Measurement System
Metadata Dates

Created on 2001-05-21
Last updated on 2018-07-02