First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE) Radiation Measurement System (RAMS)

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Abstract: This data set consists of data provided by Scripps' Radiation Measurement System (RAMS) flown onboard the NCAR C-130 aircraft during the FIRE ACE field campaign.

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 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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.0   S: 76.0   E: -165.0   W: -165.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Valero, F.P.J.
Dataset Title: FIRE_ACE_C130_RAMS
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA
Dataset Publisher: Langley Research Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-05-04
Stop Date: 1998-07-30
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: FIRE_ACE_C130_RAMS

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: (619) 534-8099
Fax: (619) 534-7452
Email: fvalero at
Contact Address:
University of California-San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Mail Code 0242
Center for Atmospheric Sciences
9500 Gilman Drive
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0242
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-16
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