FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase II Colorado State University (CSU) PRT-6 Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI2_CSU_PRT6_1
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.The Colorado State radiometer data set was produced by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences of CSU as part of the FIRE Phase II Cirrus Intensive Field Observations (IFO) conducted in Coffeyville, Kansas. The CSU PRT-6 data were collected during the period from Nov. 18, 1991 (day 322) to Dec. 7, 1991 (day 341) at the Parsons KG&E Power Plant, Parsons, Kansas (37 deg. 18 min. N and 95 deg. 07 min.W). The PRT-6 is an all-purpose chopped bolometer. It was operated with a 2 degree field of view pointing vertically upward. The filter employed narrowed the spectral band to ranges from about 885 to 945 inversecentimeters (the infrared window region). The PRT-6 was not run in continuous mode. When operating, data were sampled every 5 seconds. Please note that there are temporal gaps in the data.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0093

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • Brightness Temperature
  • Radiometer Data
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (37.18, 37.18), (-95.07, -95.07)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

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

Temporal Coverage: 1991-11-18 - 1991-12-07
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
PRT
Precision Radiation Thermometers
BOLOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-10-19
Last updated on 2020-01-07