FIRE Level 2
Entry Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Marine Stratocumulus United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO) C-130 Aircraft Data

Entry ID: FIRE_MS_UKMO_C130_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. These data were collected by the United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO) from the Meteorological Research Flight C-130 Aircraft. This data set is a 16 HZ time series data set.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0131

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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

C130DATA - UKC130 16HZ time series data file table

FIRE_MS_UKMO_C130_1 data table

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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
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Temperature
  • Chilled Mirror
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Frost Point Temperature
  • Hot-Wire Probe
  • Humidity
  • Irradiance
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Platinum Resistance Thermometer
  • Pressure
  • Pressure Transducer
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Sensor
  • Wind Speed
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (29, 35), (-126, -116)
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: 1987-07-07 - 1987-07-18
Temporal Resolution: 16 Hertz
Platforms

Aircraft
C-131A
Convair C-131 Samaritan
PYRANOMETERS
PYRGEOMETERS
RADIOMETERS
THERMOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-10-29
Last updated on 2019-10-25