FIRE Level 1B
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus 2 High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (HIS) Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI2_HIS_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 High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (HIS) was flown on board the NASA ER-2 aircraft during FIRE Cirrus Phase II in Coffeyville, Kansas. The HIS measured upwelling calibrated radiances and was positioned to to capture a nadir view along the ER-2 flight tracks.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0102

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • INFRARED RADIANCE
  • INFRARED FLUX
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • NASA ER-2
  • Radiance
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (27.57, 38.63), (-96.98, -90.73)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

NORTH AMERICA MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER TROPOSPHERE KANSAS
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1991-11-26 - 1991-12-05
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

Aircraft
NASA ER-2
NASA Earth Resources-2
HIS
High Resolution Interferometer Sounder
Interferometers
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-10-20
Last updated on 2018-07-10