FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus Colorado State University (CSU) Surface Radiation Data

Entry ID: FIRE_MS_CSU_RADSURF_1
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 Colorado State University surface radiation data set was collected from the radiometric ground station on San Nicolas Island, California. These data were collected during the FIRE marine stratocumulus IFO. The data consists of ten minute averages of wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity and shortwave (.3 - 2.8 microns), near IR (.7 - 2.8 microns), and longwave (4 - 50 microns) radiation.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0124

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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

RAD_SURF - Surface Radiometric and Met. data (tape files table)

FIRE_MS_CSU_RADSURF_1 data table

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • SOLAR RADIATION
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • Longwave (LW) Radiation
  • Air Temperature
  • Irradiance
  • Relative Humidity
  • Shortwave Radiation
  • Surface
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Sensor
  • Wind Speed
  • 207 Probe
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

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

Temporal Coverage: 1987-06-30 - 1987-07-19
Temporal Resolution: 10 Minute Averages
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
PYRANOMETERS
PYRGEOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-10-26
Last updated on 2019-10-25