SCAR-B Level 1A
Entry Title: Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation Brazil (SCAR-B) University of Washington C131A Data

Entry ID: SCAR_B_UWC131A_1
Aerosols Radiation Budget Tropospheric Composition Field Campaigns
Description

SCAR_B_UWC131A data are Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation Experiment in Brazil data from instruments on board the University of Washington C131A aircraft in Native format.Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation - Brazil (SCAR-B) data include physical and chemical components of the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and the radiation field collected in Brazil with an emphasis in biomass burning.The objectives for the SCAR mission are: to advance our knowledge of how the physical, chemical and radiative processes in our atmosphere are affected by sulfate aerosol and smoke from biomass burning; to improve our expertise at remotely sensing smoke, water vapor, clouds, vegetation and fires; and to assess the effects of deforestation and biomass burning on tropical landscapes.From 17 August to 20 September 1995, the University of Washington's (UW) Cloud and Aerosol Research Group, with its Convair C-131A research aircraft, participated in an intensive field study of smoke emissions from various types of biomass burning over a large area of Brazil. This included 29 flights to collect measurements and photographs.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/SCAR_B/0001

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • NITROGEN OXIDES > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
  • CARBON MONOXIDE > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
  • CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
  • SULFUR OXIDES
  • LIQUID WATER EQUIVALENT
  • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CARBON DIOXIDE > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
  • OZONE > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
  • AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
  • NITROGEN OXIDES
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • TSI 3760
  • Aerosol Backscattering Coefficient
  • Aerosol Light Scattering Coefficient
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Cloud Chamber
  • Condensation Nuclei
  • Convair C-131A
  • Droplet Concentration
  • Effective Droplet Radius
  • Ethylene (C2H4)
  • King Probe
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Nitrogen Oxides
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Particle Number Concentration
  • Pulsed Flourescence
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere (LBA)
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Binary

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (-16.85, -2.42), (-64.75, -47.53)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

BRAZIL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1995-08-17 - 1995-09-20
Temporal Resolution: 1 second
Platforms

Aircraft
C-131A
Convair C-131 Samaritan
NEPHELOMETERS
COSPEC
Correlation Spectrometer
FSSP
Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe
PCASP
Passive-Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer Probe
PMS
Particle Measuring System
CHEMILUMINESCENCE
Metadata Dates

Created on 2001-05-23
Last updated on 2019-10-15