TARFOX Level 1A
Entry Title: Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment - University of Washington instrumented C-131A aircraft Data Set

Entry ID: TARFOX_UWC131A_1
Aerosols Tropospheric Composition Field Campaigns
Description

TARFOX_UWC131A is the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) - University of Washington instrumented C-131A aircraft data set. The TARFOX Intensive Field Campaign was conducted July 10-31, 1996. It included coordinated measurements from four satellites (GOES-8, NOAA-14, ERS-2, LANDSAT), four aircraft (ER-2, C-130, C-131A, and a modified Cessna), land sites, and ships. A variety of aerosol conditions was sampled, ranging from relatively clean behind frontal passages to moderately polluted with aerosol optical depths exceeding 0.5 at mid-visible wavelengths. Gradients of aerosol optical thickness were sampled to aid in isolating aerosol effects from other radiative effects and to more tightly constrain closure tests, including those of satellite retrievals. Early results from TARFOX include demonstration of the unexpected importance of carbonaceous compounds and water condensed on aerosol in the US mid-Atlantic haze plume, chemical apportionment of the aerosol optical depth, measurements of the downward component of aerosol radiative forcing, and agreement between forcing measurements and calculations.

DOI

10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/TARFOX/0002

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • AEROSOL EXTINCTION
  • CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
  • OZONE > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
  • CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • TSI 3760
  • Aerosol Backscattering Coefficient
  • Aerosol Light Scattering Coefficient
  • Cloud Chamber
  • Cloud Condensation Nuclei
  • Droplet Concentration Size
  • Effective Droplet Radius
  • Integrating Nephelometer
  • King Probe
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Particle Number Concentration
  • Ozone (O3) Mixing Ratio
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (36.02, 39.79), (-76.54, -72.58)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1996-07-10 - 1996-07-31
Temporal Resolution: 1 second
Platforms

Aircraft
C-131A
Convair C-131 Samaritan
PCASP
Passive-Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer Probe
CHEMILUMINESCENCE
NEPHELOMETERS
Probes
FSSP
Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe
Metadata Dates

Created on 2001-06-07
Last updated on 2019-10-15