TC4 Costa Rica Lightning
Entry ID: tc4crlit

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Summary
Abstract: The NASA TC4 (Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling) mission investigated the atmospheric structure, properties and processes in the tropical Eastern Pacific.The primary area of interest was the atmosphere layer between approximately 46,000 ft and 59,000 ft (14-18 km). This is where the lower part of the atmosphere (the troposphere) meets the upper part (the stratosphere). The TC4 mission was sponsored by the NASA Headquarters Atmospheric Composition Focus Area, including the Upper Atmospheric Research Program, the Radiation Science Program, and the Tropospheric Chemistry Program. The field experiment phase was completed during July and August 2007 based out of San Jose, Costa Rica.

The Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) mission TC4 field experiment was completed during July and August 2007 based out of San Jose, Costa Rica. These lightning data were collected during the NASA TC4 field campaign and are restricted to the TC4 community.

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-07-01
Stop Date: 2007-08-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NLDN >National Lightning Detection Network    [Information]


Instrument
RF ANTENNA    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
TC4 >Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling Mission    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Access Constraints
TC4 science community with Rich Blakeslee's approval.


Use Constraints
TC4 science community with Rich Blakeslee's approval.


Keywords
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: tc4crlit

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHERRY HARRISON
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ftp
Distribution_Size: 187.229 Mb
Distribution_Format: text
Fees: none


Personnel
RICHARD BLAKESLEE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 256-961-7962
Fax: 256-961-7348
Email: Rich.Blakeslee at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA


SHERRY HARRISON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-24

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