FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) CSU Wind Profiler Data

Entry ID: FIRE_AX_CSU_WNDPRFS_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 seek the 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 system.The CSU wind profiler is a five beam wind profiler with high and low modes of operation. The wind profiler is a clear air doppler radar and operates at a frequency of 404.37 MHz. It operated with a height resolution of 250m and measured radial velocities up to about 15km.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0022

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • Surface Winds
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (33.08, 33.08), (-16.35, -16.35)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

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

Temporal Coverage: 1992-05-30 - 1992-06-28
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
WIND PROFILERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-10-14
Last updated on 2019-10-23