FIRE Level 1B
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Extensive Time Observations (ETO) University of Utah Polar Diversification LIDAR

Entry ID: FIRE_ETO_UTAH_PDL_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.Lidar returned signal in arbitrary units, raw data, background subtracted, Minimum value = 0, Maximum value = 25600, Scaling Factor = 100 A description of the lidar is given in the following paper: Sassen, K., 1994: Advances in polarization diversity lidar for cloud remote sensing, Proc. IEEE, 82, 1907-1914

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0122

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • Cloud Monitoring System
  • Lidar Relative Backscatter
  • Upper Air
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (40.77, 40.77), (111.82, 111.82)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Vertical Resolution: 75 m Vertical
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER TROPOSPHERE KANSAS
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1992-03-12 - 1997-09-08
Temporal Resolution: 2 Minutes
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
LIDAR
Light Detection and Ranging
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-11-05
Last updated on 2019-10-23