First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) PSU Malcolm Baldridge Data
Entry ID: FIRE_AX_PSU_MALBAL

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Summary
Abstract: The First ISCCP Regional Experiments have been designed to improve data products and cloud/radiation parameterizations used in general circulation models (GCMs). Specifically, the goals of FIRE are (1) to improve the basic understanding of the interaction of physical processes in determining life cycles of cirrus and marine stratocumulus systems and the radiative properties of these clouds during their life cycles and (2) to investigate the interrelationships between the ISCCP data, GCM parameterizations, and higher space and time resolution cloud data.

To-date, four intensive field-observation periods were planned and executed: a cirrus IFO (October 13 - November 2, 1986); a marine stratocumulus IFO off the southwestern coast of California (June 29 - July 20, 1987); a second cirrus IFO in southeastern Kansas (November 13 - December 7, 1991); and a second marine stratocumulus IFO in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (June 1 - June 28, 1992). Each mission combined coordinated satellite, airborne, and surface observations with modeling studies to investigate the cloud properties and physical processes of the cloud systems.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 60.0 S: 20.0  E: 0.0  W: -70.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-06-06
Stop Date: 1992-06-28


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >SPECIFIC HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >SPECIFIC HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ABSORPTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX >LATENT HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS >OPTICAL DEPTH    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >TRANSMITTANCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED FLUX    [Definition]


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


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
Thermistors    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]
WIND PROFILERS    [Information]
CEILOMETERS    [Information]
PYRANOMETERS    [Information]
PYRGEOMETERS    [Information]
Radiometers    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
FIRE >First ISCCP Regional Experiment    [Information]
ISCCP >International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
REASON >Research, Education, and Applications Solution Network    [Information]


Keywords
ASTEX
AZORES
EOSDIS
IDN_NODE GSFC/LARC_DAAC
LATENT HEAT FLUX
LIQUID WATER CONTENT
MALCOLM BALDRIDGE
PRECIPITATION RATE
PSU
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SENSIBLE HEAT FLUX
SOLAR ABSORPTANCE
SOLAR REFLECTANCE
SOLAR TRANSMITTANCE
SONIC ANEMOMETER
SPECIFIC HUMIDITY
SURFACE STRESS
SYSTEM OPTICAL DEPTH
WIND DIRECTION
WIND SPEED


Originating Center
LARC_DAAC


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: FIRE_AX_PSU_MALBAL

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: FIRE_AX_PSU_MALBAL

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Personnel
WILLIAM J. SYRETT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (814) 865-6172
Fax: (814) 865-3663
Email: syrett at essc.psu.edu
Contact Address:
Pennsylvania State University
503 Walker Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA


ASDC USER SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-26

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