FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase I Rawinsonde Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI1_RAWINSONDES_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.Rawinsonde data for the 1986 FIRE Cirrus IFO. Includes data from seven (7) National Weather Service stations at Green Bay, WI (72645); St. Cloud (72655) and International Falls (72747), MN; Peoria, IL (72532); Omaha, NE (72553); and Flint (72637) and Sault Ste. Marie (72734), MI and three special stations located at Plattville (100), Fort McCoy (200) and Wausau (300), WI.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0078

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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

RAOB GRB - Rawinsonde data 7 NWS and 3 other sites (tape files table)

FIRE_CI1_RAWINSONDES_1 data table

FIRE Cirrus 1 RAOBS Table

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • DEW POINT TEMPERATURE > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
  • POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Frost Point Temperature
  • Geopotential Height
  • Potential Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Relative Humidity
  • Specific Humidity
  • Upper Air
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (39, 50), (-96.2, -81.1)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

CONTINENT STRATOSPHERE TROPOSPHERE MID-LATITUDE NEBRASKA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NORTH AMERICA BOUNDARY LAYER MICHIGAN MINNESOTA WISCONSIN KANSAS OKLAHOMA
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1986-10-13 - 1986-11-03
Temporal Resolution: 12 Hours
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
RAWINSONDES
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-07
Last updated on 2020-01-07