Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Data Obtained During the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment (TARFOX)
Entry ID: LASE_TARFOX

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Summary
Abstract: The Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment (TARFOX) data set was collected over the Western Atlantic Ocean in July 1996. The overall goal of TARFOX was to reduce uncertainties in the effects of aerosols on climate by determining the direct radiative impacts, as well as the chemical, physical, and optical properties, of the aerosols carried over the western Atlantic Ocean from the United States.

LASE is an airborne autonomous DIAL system which produces measurements of aerosols and water vapor vertical profiles from the aircraft altitude down to the surface. Such profiles show the vertical context in which the TARFOX in situ and radiometric measurements are made, thus supporting the vertical extension of the in situ measurements and detecting any unsampled layers or inhomogeneities, which would impact the airborne and satellite radiative flux measurements.

Note that the LASE_TARFOX data set is also available under the TARFOX project as the TARFOX_LASE data set. The data files included in these two data sets are identical.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access LASE Data and Information


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: TARFOX Project home page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.38 S: 32.08  E: -64.46  W: -77.43

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Browell, Edward V.
Dataset Title: Lidar Atmopheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Data Obtained During the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment (TARFOX)
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley DAAC
Data Presentation Form: profiles
Online Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/lase/lase_table


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-07-14
Stop Date: 1996-07-26


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 3 sec


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL BACKSCATTER >ATMOSPHERIC SCATTERING RATIO    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR CONCENTRATION PROFILE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]


Instrument
DIAL >Differential Absorption Lidar    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
LASE >Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
TARFOX >Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment    [Information]


Keywords
ASR
ATMOPHERIC SCATTERING RATIO
DIAL
ER2
NASA ER-2
NASA ER2
TOTAL SCATTERING RATIO
TSR
WATER VAPOR CONCENTRATION PROFILE
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 105 Mbytes uncompressed, individual files up to 9 Mbytes
Distribution_Format: ascii
Fees: $0


Personnel
VINCENT G. BRACKETT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (757) 864-5854
Fax: (757) 864-7790
Email: v.g.brackett at larc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
MS 401A
21 Langley Boulevard
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


EDWARD V. BROWELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 757-864-1273
Fax: 757-864-7790
Email: e.v.browell at larc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
MS 401A
21 Langley Boulevard
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


MARIAN B. CLAYTON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (757) 864-2841
Fax: (757) 864-7790
Email: m.b.clayton at larc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
MS 401A
21 Langley Boulevard
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
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


Publications/References
A list of TARFOX LASE references is located at
http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/lidar/tfx/tfx_pub.html

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-06-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07

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