FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase II Environmental & Technology Laboratory (ETL) Doppler Radar Images (FIRE_CI2_ETL_RADAR)

Entry ID: FIRE_CI2_ETL_RADAR_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 seek the 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 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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) Doppler radar was used during the Fire Cirrus II experiment in Coffeyville, Kansas to document the structural, kinematic, microphysical and turbulent properties of climatically important cirrus cloud systems. Data were collected from November 13, 1991 through November 29, 1991.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0101

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • Cirrus Cloud Systems
  • Kinematic Cloud Properties
  • Microphysical Cloud Properties
  • Structural Cloud Properties
  • Turbulent Cloud Properties
  • Upper Air
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (37.06, 37.06), (-95.34, -95.34)
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: 1991-11-13 - 1991-11-29
Temporal Resolution: 6 Hour Average
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
RADAR
Radio Detection and Ranging
DOPPLER RADAR
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-04
Last updated on 2019-10-25