NASA DC-8 and ER-2 Radiation Measurements System Data for the TOGA COARE Intensive Observing PeriodEntry ID: COARE_cm_dc8er3.rams
Abstract: The RAMS data are not yet available from the NASA GSFC/DAAC. To
obtain the data, contact Dr. Francisco Valero at SCRIPPS.
TOGA COARE was a multidisciplinary, international research effort that
investigated the scientific phenomena associated with the interaction
between the atmosphere and the ocean in the warm pool region of the
western ... Pacific. The field experiment phase of the program took place
from 1 November 1992 through 28 February 1993 and involved the
deployment of oceanographic ships and buoys, several ship and land
based Doppler radars, multiple low and high level aircraft equipped
with Doppler radar and other airborne sensors, as well as a variety of
surface based instruments for in situ observations.
The NASA component of TOGA COARE, while contributing directly to
overall COARE objectives, emphasized scientific objectives associated
with the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and NASA's cloud
and radiation program.
The Radiation Measurement System (RAMS) consists of multiple sensors:
1. Broad spectral bandpass hemispherical field of view solar
radiometers (BBHSR) consisting of electrically calibrated pyroelectric
detectors with optical chopping and null-balanced operation.
2. Narrow spectral bandpass, narrow field of view multiple spectral
channels infrared radiance radiometers (NFOVR), consisting of a liquid
nitrogen cooled reference black body and electrically calibrated
pyroelectric direction system.
3. Broadband hemispherical field-of-view multiple spectral channels
infrared flux radiometer (HFOVR), which is similar to the BBHSR with
the exception of a long pass interference filter using the field of
view inversion method.
4. Total direct diffuse multiple spectral channels radiometer (TDDR)
incorporating a unique optical radiation collecting system to
collimate and spectrally separate hemispherical radiation.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: TOGA COARE
Dataset Title: NASA DC-8 and ER-2 Radiation Measurements System Data for the TOGA COARE Intensive Observing PeriodOnline Resource: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/fieldexp/TOGA/
Start Date: 1993-01-01Stop Date: 1993-02-28
Phone: (619) 534-8099
Fax: (619) 534-7452
Email: fvalero at ucsd.edu
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City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0242
TOGA COARE International Project Office (TCIPO), 1992: TOGA COARE
Operations Plan, Working Version September 1992. University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80307, 138 pp.
TOGA COARE International Project Office (TCIPO), 1993: TOGA COARE
Intensive Observing Period Operations Summary. University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, ... CO 80307, 505 pp.
TOGA COARE International Project Office (TCIPO), 1994: Summary Report
of the TOGA COARE International Data Workshop, Toulouse, France, 2 -
11 August 1994, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research,
Boulder, CO 80307, 170 pp.
Webster, P.J., and R. Lukas, 1992: TOGA COARE: The Coupled Ocean-
Atmosphere Response Experiment. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 73, 1377-1416.
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), 1985: Scientific Plan for the
TOGA Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment. WCRP Publications
Series, No. 3 Addendum, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, 96 pp.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-14