OPTICAL THICKNESS DATA: C-130 (FIFE)Entry ID: FIFE_OT_C130
Abstract: The data in the Sunphotometer Optical Thickness Data from C130 Aircraft data set were collected in June, July and August 1987, and in August 1989. The data was collected at selected locations within the FIFE study area. Atmospheric optical depths derived from measurements of solar radiation by the airborne suntracking sunphotometer are available in this data set. These data are necessary for ... atmospheric correction of data from Earth viewing airborne and satellite sensors in the visible and near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The data show that atmospheric optical depth changes significantly both spatially and temporally. Variability in atmospheric optical properties and substantial differences in atmospheric optical properties during the data collection, emphasize the need to make quantitative measurements of atmospheric optical properties at the time of remote sensing data acquisition.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: WRIGLEY, R.C.
Dataset Title: OPTICAL THICKNESS DATA: C-130 (FIFE)
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/63Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=63&term2attribute...
Start Date: 1987-06-04Stop Date: 1989-08-11
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Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (415) 694-6060
Email: wrigley at eco.arc.nasa.gov
NASA Ames Research Center MS 242-4
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035-1000
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-01