TARFOX Level 1A
Entry Title: Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) - Vaisala Radiosonde data from Wallops ground station

Entry ID: TARFOX_WALLOPS_SONDE_1
Aerosols Tropospheric Composition Field Campaigns
Description

TARFOX_WALLOPS_SONDE is the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) Vaisala radiosonde data set from balloons launched at Wallops ground station.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/0003

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
  • Cloud Droplet Effective Radius
  • Pressure
  • Relative Humidity
  • Temperature
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

ASCII

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (37.85, 37.85), (-75.48, -75.48)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

VIRGINIA
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1996-07-10 - 1996-07-31
Temporal Resolution: 2 seconds
Platforms

Balloons/Rockets
RADIOSONDES
RADIOSONDES
In Situ Land-based Platforms
GROUND STATIONS
RADIOSONDES
Metadata Dates

Created on 2001-06-11
Last updated on 2019-10-15