Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) - Vaisala Radiosonde data from Wallops ground stationEntry ID: TARFOX_WALLOPS_SONDE
Abstract: TARFOX_WALLOPS_SONDE is the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) Vaisala radiosonde data set from balloons launched at Wallops ground station.
The TARFOX Intensive Field Campaign was conducted July 10-31, 1996. It included coordinated measurements from four satellites (GOES-8, NOAA-14, ERS-2, LANDSAT), four aircraft (ER-2, C-130, C-131A, and a modified Cessna), ... land sites, and ships. A variety of aerosol conditions was sampled, ranging from relatively clean behind frontal passages to moderately polluted with aerosol optical depths exceeding 0.5 at mid-visible wavelengths. Gradients of aerosol optical thickness were sampled to aid in isolating aerosol effects from other radiative effects and to more tightly constrain closure tests, including those of satellite retrievals. Early results from TARFOX include demonstration of the unexpected importance of carbonaceous compounds and water condensed on aerosol in the US mid-Atlantic haze plume, chemical apportionment of the aerosol optical depth, measurements of the downward component of aerosol radiative forcing, and agreement between forcing measurements and calculations.
Purpose: The overall goal of the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment (TARFOX) is to reduce uncertainties in the effects of aerosols on climate by determining the direct radiative impacts, as well as the chemical, physical, and optical properties, of the aerosols carried over the western Atlantic Ocean from the United States.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Dataset Title: Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) - Vaisala Radiosonde data from Wallops ground station
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center, NASA Langley Research CenterOnline Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/tarfox/tarfox_table
Start Date: 1996-07-10Stop Date: 1996-07-31
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Postal Code: 23681-2199
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-06-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07