FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase I National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Kingair Aircraft Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI1_KINGAIR_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. Cirrus IFO-I was conducted from October 13 to November 2, 1986 in central Wisconsin. The NCAR King Air aircraft measured radiation andmicrophysical properties of the cloud layers, in addition to temperature, moisture, and air motions.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0076

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • BARNES PRT-5
  • Air Motions
  • Cloud Microphysics
  • Hot-Wire Probe
  • Humidity
  • Ice Particles
  • Irradiance
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Moisture
  • NCAR Kingair Aircraft
  • Temperature
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Mixing Ratio
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (40.36, 46.82), (-96.92, -87)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

NORTH AMERICA MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER TROPOSPHERE WISCONSIN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONTINENT
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1986-10-14 - 1986-11-02
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

Aircraft
BEECHCRAFT KING AIR
PYRANOMETERS
PYRGEOMETERS
HYGROMETERS
GUST PROBES
BRTS
Background Radiometric Temperature Sensors
CLOUD LIQUID WATER PROBE
THERMOMETERS
PHOTOMETERS
RADIOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-08
Last updated on 2019-10-25