FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) PSU Malcolm Baldridge Data

Entry ID: FIRE_AX_PSU_MALBAL_1
Clouds Radiation Budget
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 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 systems.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0047

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • HEAT FLUX
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • TRANSMITTANCE
  • WIND STRESS > WIND DYNAMICS
  • ABSORPTION
  • INFRARED FLUX
  • PRECIPITATION RATE
  • REFLECTANCE
  • OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • Clouds
  • Irradiance
  • Latent Heat Flux
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Malcolm Baldridge
  • Precipitation Rate
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Sensible Heat Flux
  • Solar Absorptance
  • Solar Reflectance
  • Solar Transmittance
  • Sonic Anemometer
  • Specific Humidity
  • Surface Stress
  • System Optical Depth
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (20, 60), (-70, 0)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

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

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

In Situ Ocean-based Platforms
SHIPS
RAIN GAUGES
PYRANOMETERS
PYRGEOMETERS
HYGROMETERS
ANEMOMETERS
WIND PROFILERS
CEILOMETERS
THERMISTORS
THERMOMETERS
RADIOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 2000-03-17
Last updated on 2019-10-25