First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus 2 High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (HIS) Data

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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 seek 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 ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.0   S: 27.0   E: -90.0   W: -96.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-11-26
Stop Date: 1991-12-05
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: FIRE_CI2_HIS

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
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
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Phone: (608) 263-3647
Email: stevea at
Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center/CIMSS
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
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Cox, et al., 1987. "FIRE - The First ISCCP Regional Experiment," Bull.
Amer. Meteor. Soc., 68, 114-118.

Starr, D.O'C., 1987. "A Cirrus-Cloud Experiment: Intensive Field
Observations Planned for FIRE," Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 68, 119-124.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07
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