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

Entry ID: FIRE_MS_CSU_TBALLOON_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.This data set was collected from the Colorado State University tethered platform. The balloon was flown during the FIRE Marine Stratocumulus IFO on San Nicolas Island. The data set has been interpolated to the times of the cloud microphysics data, which has a five second interval between points.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0125

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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

TBALLOON - CSU tethered balloon platform (tape files table)

FIRE_MS_CSU_TBALLOON_1 data table

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • Droplet Size
  • Humidity
  • Irradiance
  • Pressure
  • Pressure Transducer
  • Temperature
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Sensor
  • Wind Speed
  • Bugette
  • Bugeye
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: 1987-07-07 - 1987-07-14
Temporal Resolution: 5 Seconds
Platforms

Balloons/Rockets
BALLOONS
PSYCHROMETERS
In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
PSYCHROMETERS
PYRANOMETERS
PYRGEOMETERS
Metadata Dates

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