Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) Data for the TOGA COARE Intensive Observing Period (IOP)
Entry ID: COARE_lsa_olr

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Summary
Abstract: DATA ACCESS

The OLR dataset is available upon request from the National Center for
Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO
("http://dss.ucar.edu/pub/toga_coare/").

The TOGA COARE Data Information System is in charge of
distributing all information related to TOGA COARE. Link to:
"http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/coare/".

Richard Chinman at UCAR (chinman@ucar.edu) can provide additional TOGA
COARE data management information if you have further questions or
problems locating a dataset.

BACKGROUND-TOGA COARE

TOGA COARE was a multidisciplinary, international research effort that
investigated the scientific phenomena associated with the interaction
between the atmosphere and the ocean in the warm pool region of the
western Pacific. The field experiment phase of the program took place
from 1 November 1992 through 28 February 1993 and involved the
deployment of oceanographic ships and buoys, several ship and
land-based Doppler radars, multiple low and high-level aircraft
equipped with Doppler radar and other airborne sensors, as well as a
variety of surface based instruments for in situ observations.

DATASET

A 2.5 x 2.5 degree OLR dataset, compiled by Brant Liebmann from
CIRES/University of Colorado, is available from the NCAR Mass Store
(Dataset ds676.0). This dataset was put together from the NOAA
Environmental Satellite Data Information System (NESDIS) dataset,
filling in some of the existing data gaps. The time period covers
1974 through 1993. The files are in SUN binary and each file contains
1 year of data.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 20.0 S: -20.0  E: 180.0  W: 120.0

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


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >WATER-LEAVING RADIANCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


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


Platform
NOAA-12 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
TOGA COARE >TOGA Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment    [Information]


Keywords
ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION
ATMOSPHERIC EXPERIMENT
CIRES
COARE
FTP
GRID DATA
GRIDDED FIELD
IDN_NODE GSFC/TCIPO
IFA
INTENSIVE FLUX ARRAY
INTENSIVE OBSERVING PERIOD
IOP
LONGWAVE RADIATION
METEOROLOGY
NCAR
NESDIS
OLR
OUTGOING
RADIATION
SRIR
SRVIS
TOGA
TOGA COARE
WARM POOL
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
WWW


Originating Center
TCIPO


Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://rda.ucar.edu/
Dataset ID: DS 676.0

Data Center Personnel
Name: RDA HELP DESK
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dssweb at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.



Distribution
Distribution_Media: On-line, ftp (compressed, tar)


Personnel
BRIGITTE G. BAEUERLE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-2061
Email: baeuerle at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
UCAR/TOGA COARE International Project Office
3300 Mitchell Lane, Suite 380
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80301
Country: USA


BRANT LIEBMANN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: liebmann at ncar.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
CIRES/University of Colorado
Campus Box 449
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA


Publications/References
TOGA COARE International Project Office (TCIPO), 1992: TOGA COARE
Operations Plan, Working Version September 1992. University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80307, 138 pp.

TOGA COARE International Project Office (TCIPO), 1993: TOGA COARE
Intensive Observing Period Operations Summary. University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80307, 505 pp.

TOGA COARE International Project Office (TCIPO), 1994: Summary Report
of the TOGA COARE International Data Workshop, Toulouse, France, 2 -
11 August 1994, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research,
Boulder, CO 80307, 170 pp.

Webster, P.J., and R. Lukas, 1992: TOGA COARE: The Coupled Ocean-
Atmosphere Response Experiment. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 73, 1377-1416.

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), 1985: Scientific Plan for the
TOGA Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment. WCRP Publications
Series, No. 3 Addendum, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, 96 pp.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2000-10-10

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