FIRE Level 1B
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE) University of Washington CV580 Aircraft

Entry ID: FIRE_ACE_UWCV580_UWA_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget Field Campaigns
Description

This data set consists of measurements provided by the University of Washington instruments flown onboard their CV580 aircraft during the FIR ACE/SHEBA 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/0010

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • INFRARED RADIANCE
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD EMISSIVITY > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • VISIBLE RADIANCE
  • DEW POINT TEMPERATURE > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD REFLECTANCE > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • Backscatter Coefficient
  • Condensation Nuclei
  • Dew Point
  • Effective particle radius
  • Hemispheric Downward Visible
  • Hemispheric Upward Visible And Near-Infrared Radiance
  • Humidity
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Near-Infrared and Ultraviolet (UV) Radiance
  • Particle concentration
  • Particle Surface Area
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Total Scattering Coefficient
  • Turbulence
Data Distribution

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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: 1998-05-19 - 1998-06-24
Temporal Resolution: 1 Hz
Platforms

Aircraft
CONVAIR CV-580
Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

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