FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus 1 TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI1_TOVS_1
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget Field Campaigns
Description

Temperature soundings from the TOVS sensor on NOAA-9 and -10 satellites. Soundings were made for each pixel over the cirrus IFO network. Sounding information contains both standard levels and layer means. Cloud top heights and cloud amount/emmissivity also are included. Temperature soundings were made at the overpass times of the NOAA-9 and NOAA-10 satellites when the FIRE network (Wisconsin) was in view of the satellite. There is a maximum of 4 observationtimes per day.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0086

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SURFACE PRESSURE
  • SKIN TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • VISIBLE IMAGERY
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • INFRARED IMAGERY
  • DEW POINT TEMPERATURE > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • OZONE > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
  • BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • Barometric Altitude
  • Cloud Amount
  • Cloud Top Pressure
  • Cloud Top Temperature
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Frost Point Temperature
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Precipitable Water Profiles
  • Radiance
  • Skin Temperature
  • Surface Pressure
  • Surface Temperature
  • Temperature Profiles
  • Tropopause
  • Tropopause Pressure
  • Tropopause Temperature
  • Water Vapor Mixing Profiles
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (40, 49), (-93, -89)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

NORTH AMERICA MID-LATITUDE STRATOSPHERE TROPOSPHERE WISCONSIN
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1986-10-14 - 1986-11-02
Temporal Resolution: 6 Hours
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10
TOVS
TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
TOVS
TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-08
Last updated on 2020-01-07