FIRE Level 3
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre Meteorologie Spatiale Weekly Sea SurfaceTemperature Data

Entry ID: FIRE_AX_CMS_SST_WEEK_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.To-date, four intensive field-observation periods were planned and executed: a cirrus IFO (October 13 - November 2, 1986); a marine stratocumulus IFO off the southwestern coast of California (June 29 - July 20, 1987); a second cirrus IFO in southeastern Kansas (November 13 - December 7, 1991); and a second marine stratocumulus IFO in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (June 1 - June 28, 1992). Each mission combined coordinated satellite, airborne, and surface observations with modeling studies to investigate the cloud properties and physical processes of the cloud systems.These files are weekly temperature fields from observations made by the NOAA 11 and 12 polar orbiting satellites. The file naming convention is: thseXXYYZZ.fiswhere XX = week number in 1992 YY = jo (jour) day nu (nuit) night ma (matin) morning ZZ = 11 NOAA-11 12 NOAA-12These files are: I1 pixels, 752 pixels/row, 652 rows. Each pixel has a spatial resolution of 0.02 degrees.The units are: temperature [degree C] (offset by 10 deg.)

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0018

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Weekly Data
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (27, 40.02), (-45.02, -30)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

ATLANTIC OCEAN MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER STRATOSPHERE TROPOSPHERE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN AZORES OCEAN
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1992-06-08 - 1992-07-12
Temporal Resolution: Weekly
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
RADIOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-02
Last updated on 2019-10-25