FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus 1 NASA ER-2 Radiometer Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI1_ER2_RAD_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.Infrared radiation measurements from NASA ER-2 aircraft-based instruments during the FIRE Cirrus IFO, October/November 1986. 1) Narrow field-of-view nadir radiances and brightness temperatures, 6.6 and 10.4 um wavelength channels; 2) upwelling and downwelling hemispherical broadband solar fluxes; 3) net upwelling hemispherical fluxes, broadband thermal infrared.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0074

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Resources and Documentation

Earthdata Forum

DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE

FIRE I-Cirrus Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE I-Extended-Time-Observation Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE II-ASTEX Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE II-Cirrus Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE III Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

EXTENDED METADATA

Sample - Time Sample of Radiation Values (tape files table)

SAMPLE data table

FIRE Cirrus 1 ER2 Radiation Table

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • INFRARED IMAGERY
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Radiance
  • Radiation Measurement System
  • Solar Flux
  • Solar Radiation
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (39.8, 48), (-100, -85.42)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

NORTH AMERICA MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER STRATOSPHERE TROPOSPHERE WISCONSIN
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1986-10-13 - 1986-11-02
Temporal Resolution: 0.5 Hertz
Platforms

Aircraft
NASA ER-2
NASA Earth Resources-2
RADIOMETERS
Metadata Dates

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