Atmospheric and Meteorological Data Over the Kuwait Oil Fires Taken From Aircraft
Entry ID: KUDA_AIRCRAFT

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Summary
Abstract: Airborne studies of the smoke and pollution 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 February 1991. The fires produced large
smoke plumes which had a significant environmental effect on the
Persian Gulf region. Five ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.0   S: 20.0   E: 60.0   W: 45.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-05-01
Stop Date: 1991-08-01
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI 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
Hobbs, Peter V. and L.F. Radke, 1992. 'Airbore Studies of the Smoke
from the Kuwait Oil Fires', Science, Vol. 256, pp. 987-991.

J.Geophys. Res., Vol. 97, No. D13, September 20, 1992: Special section
on Kuwait oil fire results. pp. 14,481-14,580.

Johnson, D.W., C.G.Kilsby, D.S. McKenna, R.W.Saunders, S.J.Jenkins,
F.B.Smith, and J.S.Foot, 1991. 'Airborne Observations of the Physical
and Chemical Characteristics of the Kuwait Oil Smoke Plume', Nature,
Vol. 353, pp. 617-621.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-14
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