FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) INMG Funchal Sounding Data

Entry ID: FIRE_AX_SFC_FUNCHAL_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 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.This data set contains sounding measurements taken in Funchal, Madeiras during June, 1987-1992. Six files contain 00Z data and five files contain 12Z data.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0052

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • Funchal
  • Geopotential Height
  • Humidity
  • Madeiras
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (32.66, 32.66), (-16.92, -16.92)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

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

Temporal Coverage: 1987-06-01 - 1992-06-30
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
RADIOSONDES
Metadata Dates

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