FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO) C-130 Aircraft Data

Entry ID: FIRE_AX_UKMO_C130_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 data were collected by the United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO) from the Meteorological Research Flight C-130 Aircraft. This data set is a 1 to 64 Hertz time series data set.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0066

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • STATIC PRESSURE
  • VERTICAL WIND VELOCITY/SPEED > WIND DYNAMICS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • SULFUR DIOXIDE > SULFUR COMPOUNDS
  • DEICED TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • DEW POINT TEMPERATURE > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • OZONE > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
  • CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • INFRARED FLUX
  • Barometric Altitude
  • Broadband Infrared Irradiance
  • Chilled Mirror
  • Cloud Top Temperature
  • Deiced Temperature
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Droplet Concentration
  • Droplet Size
  • Effective Droplet Radius
  • Frost Point Temperature
  • Ice Water Concent
  • Ice Water Content
  • Infrared Flux
  • Johnson-Williams Hot-Wire Probe
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Platinum Resistance Thermometer
  • Radiometeric Temperature
  • Static Pressure
  • Surface Temperature
  • Vertical Wind Speed
  • Wind Direction
  • Ozone (O3) Mixing Ratio
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Mixing Ratio
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (28, 41), (-28, -15)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

ATLANTIC OCEAN AZORES BOUNDARY LAYER TROPOSPHERE
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1992-05-30 - 1992-06-23
Temporal Resolution: 1-64 Hertz
Platforms

Aircraft
C-130
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
PYRANOMETERS
PRT
Precision Radiation Thermometers
PYRGEOMETERS
HYGROMETERS
PMS
Particle Measuring System
GUST PROBES
CLOUD LIQUID WATER PROBE
RADIOMETERS
THERMOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-10
Last updated on 2018-07-11