FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase II Portable Automated Mesonet Station (PAMS) Data

Entry ID: FIRE_CI2_PAMS_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 PAMS data set was collected during the FIRE Cirrus Phase II experiment from Nov. 13, 1991 to Dec. 7, 1991 at six sites. There are 25 data files for each of 6 sites where PAMS data were collected.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0113

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • Humidity
  • Irradiance
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Mixing Ratio
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Native

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (35.66, 38.01), (-97.16, -95.09)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

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

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

In Situ Land-based Platforms
PAM
Portable Automated Mesonet
Instruments not applicable.
GROUND STATIONS
Instruments not applicable.
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-07
Last updated on 2019-10-25