WINter EXperiment (WINTEX) Daily Quicklook/Data Archive
Entry ID: UWISC_SSEC_CIMSS_WINTEX

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Summary
Abstract: A WINter EXperiment (WINTEX) was conducted from Madison, Wisconsin
from March 15 to April 2 (1999) to define the measurement requirements
for the next generation of the National Polar Orbiter Environmental
Satellite System and to further global climate studies. NASA's high
altitude Environmental Research aircraft (the ER-2) flies 19 km above
the earth to simulate satellite observations. The ER-2 carries highly
advanced sensors of surface, cloud, and atmospheric temperature and
moisture profile conditions using two different types of
instruments-imagers and sounders.

The imagers provide visible and infrared pictures of clouds, the
atmosphere, and Earth's surface, with a surface resolution of 50
meters. The sounders provide temperature and moisture profile
observations similar to what is traditionally obtained by an ascending
weather balloon. From the ER-2, however, these profiles will be
obtained with exceptionally high spatial resolution, every 2.5 km
within a 46 km wide swath along the flight track of the ER-2 aircraft.

WINTEX has two major objectives:

To validate atmospheric soundings observed across polar frontal
systems-the ER-2 will fly from southern Wisconsin northward across
Canada deep into the cold Arctic air mass behind the cold front. These
flights will be centered around 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. local Madison time
to take advantage, for validation purposes, of observations from
weather balloons released at these times by the National Weather
Service. To test the ability of the imaging and sounding sensors to
sense the geometrical and optical properties of clouds which are
particularly difficult to detect over snow and ice surfaces-the
flights will be more localized around specific cloud systems.

Users may access the WINTEX 1999 Quicklook Data Archive from the
project home page. In this archive are various images taken by
ground-based sources and aircraft during the campaign of
March and April, 1999.

WINTEX 1999 home page: "http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wintex/"

[Summary extracted from the CIMSS WINTEX Home Page]

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: MODIS Airborne Simulator WINTEX Campaign home page.


Link: GET DATA
Description: The MODIS Airborne Simulator Field Experiment home page.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 49.0 S: 42.0  E: -84.0  W: -93.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
Dataset Title: WINter EXperiment (WINTEX) Data Archive
Dataset Release Place: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Dataset Publisher: CIMSS Space Science and Engineering Center
Data Presentation Form: Images
Online Resource: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wintex/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-03-15
Stop Date: 1999-04-02


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE MICHIGAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE SUPERIOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ILLINOIS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > INDIANA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IOWA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSOURI
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS >ULTRAVIOLET RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]
GOES-8 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8    [Information]
NOAA-14 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14    [Information]
NOAA-15 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-15    [Information]
NASA ER-2 >NASA Earth Resources-2    [Information]


Instrument
CAMERAS    [Information]
HSRL >High Spectral Resolution Lidar    [Information]
LIDAR >Light Detection and Ranging    [Information]
VIL >Volume Imaging Lidar    [Information]
HIS >High Resolution Interferometer Sounder    [Information]
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
AERI >Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer    [Information]
GOES I-M IMAGER    [Information]
MAS >MODIS Airborne Simulator    [Information]
NAST-I >NPOESS Aircraft Sounder Testbed-Interferometer    [Information]
NAST-M >NPOESS Aircraft Sounder Testbed-Microwave Radiometer    [Information]


Use Constraints
Please cite the data set originator if you use this data.


Keywords
BACKSCATTER
ER-2
MIXING RATIO
RADIAN CLASS RADIOSONDE SYSTEM
RADIANCE
RC-10 CAMERA SYSTEM
UCAR REPLICATOR RADIOSONDES
UW LIDAR


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/
Dataset ID: WINTEX

Data Center Personnel
Name: WAYNE FELTZ
Phone: 608-263-7435
Fax: 608-262-5974
Email: wayne.feltz at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: GIF, netCDF
Fees: None


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-11-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-21

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