FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus Ceilometer and Cross-chain Loran Atmospheric Sounding System (CLASS) Data

Entry ID: FIRE_MS_CEILOM_CLASS_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.These data were collected during the FIRE Marine Stratocumulus experiment on San Nicolas Island, California. They are as follows: cloud base height data measured with a ceilometer; processed CLASS sounding (CSD) data up to 2 kilometers (thermodynamic data only), raw CSD recorded at 3.3 second intervals (thermodynamic data only), and raw CSD at 10 second intervals (thermodynamic and wind data).

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0123

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Resources and Documentation

Earthdata Forum

DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE

FIRE I-Cirrus Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE I-Extended-Time-Observation Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE II-ASTEX Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE II-Cirrus Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

FIRE III Read Software Package - Direct File Download (.tar)

EXTENDED METADATA

CEILOM - Filtered and unfiltered cloud base height (tape files table)

FIRE_MS_CEILOM_CLASS_1 data table

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • CLOUD CEILING > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD BASE HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • Air Temperature
  • Clouds
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (33.24, 33.24), (-119.4, -119.4)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH AMERICA MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER TROPOSPHERE CALIFORNIA CONTINENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1987-06-30 - 1987-07-19
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
CLASS
C-LORAN Atmospheric Sounding System
RAWINSONDES
CEILOMETERS
Metadata Dates

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