FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus National Center forAtmospheric Research (NCAR) Electra Aircraft Data

Entry ID: FIRE_MS_ELECTRA_1
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.Data were collected from the NCAR Electra aircraft during the FIRE Marine Stratocumulus experiment in July 1987. The data were produced by the NCAR Research Aviation Facility (RAF) Data Management Group, with the GENPRO-II data processing software. The format of these data include a header file and a data file which corresponds to all or part of a particular aircraft flight.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0126

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • BARNES PRT-5
  • Air Flow Angle
  • Cloud Droplet Effective Radius
  • Clouds
  • Deiced Sensors
  • Flow Angle Sensors
  • Hot-Wire Probe
  • Humidity
  • Irradiance
  • Liquid Water Content
  • NCAR Electra
  • Pressure
  • Presure Transducer
  • Temperature
  • Video Camera
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Mixing Ratio
  • 200Y Probe
  • 260X Probe
  • Active Scattering Aerosol Spectrometer Probe (ASASP)
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-5.06, 37.72), (-125.79, -117.01)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

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

Temporal Coverage: 1987-06-29 - 1987-07-18
Temporal Resolution: Constant in Time
Platforms

Aircraft
NASA ELECTRA
PYRANOMETERS
LIDAR
Light Detection and Ranging
PRT
Precision Radiation Thermometers
PYRGEOMETERS
HYGROMETERS
Altimeters
GUST PROBES
Metadata Dates

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