Atmospheric and Meteorological Data From the Kuwait Oil Fires Taken from Ground Observations
Entry ID: KUDA_GROUND_OBS

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Summary
Abstract: Ground-based studies of the smoke and air quality from the Kuwait oil
fires were carried out in 1991 at the end of the Persian Gulf
War. Over 600 oil wells, storage tanks, and refineries were ignited by
the Iraqi army as they fled Kuwait in Frebuary 1991. The fires
produced large smoke plumes which had a significant environmental
effect on the Persian Gulf region. Ground-based observations of the
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 35.0   S: 20.0   E: 60.0   W: 40.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-12-31
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > DUST/ASH/SMOKE Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > PARTICULATE MATTER Parameter Definition
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Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JULIE HAGGERTY
Phone: 303-497-1090
Email: haggerty at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
ATD/RAF
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-497-1090
Email: haggerty at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
ATD/RAF
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA
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Publications/References
J. Geophys. Res. Vol 97, No. DVol. 97, D13, September 20, 1992. Special section on the Kuwait oil fire results.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-03-04
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