Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment (CRYSTAL-FACE) Quick-Look Data
Entry ID: NASA_CRYSTAL-FACE

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Summary
Abstract: The Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment (CRYSTAL-FACE) is a measurement campaign designed to investigate tropical cirrus cloud physical properties and formation processes. Understanding the production of upper tropospheric cirrus clouds is essential for the successful modeling of the Earth's climate.

The CRYSTAL-FACE mission used a variety of platforms and instrumentation. The mission was conducted from Florida and aircraft were based at the Key West Naval Air Station.

Quick-Look data from many of the CRYSTAL-FACE instruments are available from:
http://www.espo.nasa.gov/crystalface/data.html
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Description: Access to Quick-Look data and imagery from CRYSTAL-FACE

Description: Information on the CRYSTAL-FACE project.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 31.38   S: 24.16   E: -79.65   W: -88.01

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CRYSTAL-FACE Team
Dataset Title: CRYSTAL-FACE Quick Look Data
Dataset Release Place: CA
Dataset Publisher: NASA/ARC/ESPO
Online Resource: http://www.espo.nasa.gov/crystalface/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-07-01
Stop Date: 2002-07-31
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Science Project Office, Earth Sciences Division, Ames Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.espo.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: CRYSTAL-FACE

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL S. CRAIG
Email: michael.s.craig at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Ames Research Center
Distribution
Distribution Media: online www
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: michael.s.craig at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Ames Research Center
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Publications/References
Luo, Y., Krueger, S.K., Mace, G.G., and Xu, K. (2001), Cirrus cloud properties from a cloud-resolving model simulation compared to cloud radar observations, J. Atmos. Sci., http://www.espo.nasa.gov/crystalface/glossary.html
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-28
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