TOGA/COARE Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME)
Entry ID: GISS_GCSS-DIME_TOGACOARE

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Summary
Abstract: The TOGA/COARE experiment took place from 1 November 1992 through 28
February 1993 and involved 12 ships, 34 island stations and numerous
aircraft campaigns by 7 aircraft, as well as greatly augmented weather
observations. The Large Scale Area extended from 10S to 10N latitude
and 140E to 180E longitude. This case study presents data from 1 Nov
1992 to 28 Feb 1993 and covers a region from 20S to 20N latitude and
from 170W to 120E longitude.

The data for this experiment is under Working Group 4 (Precipitating
Convective Cloud Systems) of the GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) is to
improve the parameterization of precipitating convective cloud systems
in global climate models (GCMs) and numerical weather prediction
models through an improved physical understanding of cloud system
processes.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to TOGA/COARE model output and data


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation Home Page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 20.0 S: -20.0  E: -170.0  W: 120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation
Dataset Release Place: New York, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GISS
Online Resource: http://gcss-dime.giss.nasa.gov/toga/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-11-01
Stop Date: 1993-02-28


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE >OZONE ABUNDANCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES    [Definition]


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


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F10 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F10    [Information]
DMSP 5D-2/F11 >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11    [Information]
GMS-4 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-4    [Information]
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
RAWINSONDES    [Information]
TOVS >TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder    [Information]
SSM/I >Special Sensor Microwave/Imager    [Information]


Project
GEWEX >Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment    [Information]
ISCCP >International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
TOGA >Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere    [Information]
TOGA COARE >TOGA Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment    [Information]
GCSS-DIME >GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation    [Information]
REASON >Research, Education, and Applications Solution Network    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
ISCCP
GEWEX
GCSS-DIME
radiance
NCEP
ECMWF
single column models
limited area models


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NASA/GISS


Data Center
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WILLIAM B. ROSSOW
Email: wbrossow at ccny.cuny.edu
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online WWW
Fees: none


Personnel
STEVE KRUEGER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: skrueger at met.utah.edu
Contact Address:
University of Utah
City: Salt Lake City
Province or State: Utah
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-04-20

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