FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Wind Profiler Data

Entry ID: FIRE_MS_NOAAWNDS_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.There are three types of NOAA wind profiler data, all have been splined to a 25-meter vertical resolution and a 1-hour temporal resolution. Parameters include potential temperature derived from the CLASS (CSU, Steve Cox) radiosonde (100 to 2300 M above sea level), smoothed merged Pennsylvania State University (PSU) sodar and profiler wind speeds and directions (300 to 2075 M above sea level) and derived Richardson Numbers from these data (325-2050 M MSL).

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0130

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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

PSUWINDS - HOURLY THETA, SPEED, DIRECTION AND RI (tape files table)

FIRE_MS_NOAAWNDS_1 data table

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • AIR TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • WIND PROFILES
  • POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • Hourly Data
  • Potential Temperature
  • Richardson Number
  • Station Height
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Profiles
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (33.5, 33.5), (-119.6, -119.6)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Vertical Resolution: 25 m Vertical
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH AMERICA MID-LATITUDE BOUNDARY LAYER TROPOSPHERE CALIFORNIA
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1987-07-01 - 1987-07-20
Temporal Resolution: 1 Hour
Platforms

In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
SODAR
Sound Detection and Ranging
CLASS
C-LORAN Atmospheric Sounding System
RADIOSONDES
WIND PROFILERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-10-28
Last updated on 2020-01-10