FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase II National Weather Service(NWS) Inner-Network Rawinsonde Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI2_NWS_IN_SND_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 FIRE_CI2_NWS_IN_SND data set was collected for the period Nov. 13, 1991 to Dec. 7, 1991. Each granule has multiple ASCII data files. Data were collected from 17 different National Weather Service (NWS) sites. These sites are: (ABQ) Albuquerque, NM; (AMA) Amarillo, TX; (DDC) Dodge City, KS; (DEN) Denver, CO; (DRT) Del Rio, TX; (ELP) El Paso, TX; (GGG) Longview, TX; (LBF) North Platte, NE; (LIT) North Little Rock, AR; (MAF) Midland, TX; (OMA) Omaha, NE; (OUN) Norman, OK; (PAH) Paducah, KY; (PIA) Peoria, IL; (SEP) Stephenville, TX; (TOP)Topeka, KS; and (UMN) Monett, MO.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0111

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • Geopotential Height
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Upper Air
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (29.4, 41.4), (-106.6, -88.8)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

ILLINOIS CONTINENT EUROPE STRATOSPHERE TROPOSPHERE KANSAS MID-LATITUDE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NORTH AMERICA BOUNDARY LAYER NEW MEXICO COLORADO KENTUCKY NEBRASKA OKLAHOMA TEXAS ARKANSAS MISSOURI
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1991-11-13 - 1991-12-07
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
RAWINSONDES
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-06
Last updated on 2019-10-30