FIRE Level 1B
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE) CV580 Aircraft G-Meter Data

Entry ID: FIRE_ACE_UWCV580_GMETER_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget Field Campaigns
Description

This data set consists of light scattering measurements provided by the 4-channel nephelometer g-meter instrument flown onboard the University of Washington's CV580 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/0009

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD REFLECTANCE > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • CLOUD EMISSIVITY > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • Asymmetry Parameter
  • Extinction
  • Extinction Coefficient
  • Extinction-To-Backscatter Ratio
  • G-Meter
  • Scattered Light
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (68, 77.8), (-171.7, -154)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

BEAUFORT SEA ARCTIC POLAR
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1998-05-20 - 1998-06-22
Temporal Resolution: 100 Hz
Platforms

Aircraft
CONVAIR CV-580
NEPHELOMETERS
Metadata Dates

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