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NAMMA SMART-COMMIT Mobile Laboratories
Entry ID: namsmart


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Summary
Abstract: The NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA) campaign is a field research investigation sponsored by the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This mission was based in the Cape Verde Islands, 350 miles off the coast of Senegal in west Africa. Commencing in August 2006, NASA scientists employed surface observation networks and aircraft to characterize the evolution and structure of African Easterly Waves (AEWs) and Mesoscale Convective Systems over continental western Africa, and their associated impacts on regional water and energy budgets. NASA will also made extensive use of its orbiting satellites (including Aqua, TRMM, and the recently-launched Cloudsat/CALIPSO) and modeling capabilities to improve its forecasts and flight plans.

The SMART-COMMIT dataset consists of data obtained from a suite of insitu and remote sensing instruments which measures parameters that characterize constituents of the atmosphere at a given location. The mobile system is comprised of many instruments including radiometers, lidar, particle sizers, gas monitors, meteorological sensors, tethered radiosonde, and others. Parameters measured include radiances, irradiances, back scatter profile, atmospheric state variables, aerosol scattering/absorbing, particle size distribution, trace gas concentrations, and sky images. This dataset also includes many derived products.

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Description: NAMMA project home page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: -5.0  E: 10.0  W: -50.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-09-04
Stop Date: 2006-09-26


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CAPE VERDE
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL BACKSCATTER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ABSORPTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SCATTERING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
RADIOSONDES    [Information]


Instrument
AETHALOMETER    [Information]
Photometers    [Information]
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
AERI >Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer    [Information]
PYRHELIOMETERS    [Information]
MPL >Micropulse Lidar
GAS SENSORS
TSI >TOTAL SKY IMAGER


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NAMMA >NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses Campaign    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


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none


Use Constraints
none


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: namsmart

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: 738.4 Gb
Distribution_Format: netCDF, text
Fees: none


Personnel
QIANG JACK JI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-6231
Email: ji at climate.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
GSFC mailstop 613.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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: 2007-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-03


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