GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation

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Title: GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation
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Publication_Place: New York, NY
Publisher: NASA/GISS
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Online_Linkage: http://gcss-dime.giss.nasa.gov/arm-00/arm-00.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program conducted a Cloud Intensive Operational Period (IOP) in March 2000 that was the first-ever effort to document the 3-dimensional cloud field from observational data. Prior numerical studies of solar radiation propagation through the atmosphere in the presence of clouds have been limited by the necessity to use theoretical representations of clouds. Three-dimensional representations of actual clouds and their microphysical properties, such as the distribution of ice and water, had previously not been possible because instrumentation appropriate to the task was not available. This case study presents data from 1 March 2000 to 31 March 2000 and covers a region from 25N to 45N latitude and from 120W to 80W longitude. The data for this experiment is under Working Group 3 (Extratropical Layer Cloud Systems) of the GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) to improve physical parameterizations of clouds, other boundary layer processes, and their interactions.
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Beginning_Date: 20000301
Ending_Date: 20000331
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER > CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > REFLECTANCE
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE > OZONE ABUNDANCE
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F11
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F13
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F14 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F14
Theme_Keyword: GOES-8 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 8
Theme_Keyword: NOAA POES > NOAA POLAR ORBITING ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-3/F15 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F15
Theme_Keyword: RAWINSONDES
Theme_Keyword: TOVS > TIROS OPERATIONAL VERTICAL SOUNDER
Theme_Keyword: SSMI > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: ARM > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION MEASUREMENT PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: GEWEX > GLOBAL ENERGY AND WATER CYCLE EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: GPCP > GLOBAL PRECIPITATION CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: ISCCP > INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE CLOUD CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
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Theme_Keyword: SGP00 > SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS 2000 HYDROLOGY EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: REASON > RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND APPLICATIONS SOLUTION NETWORK
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Theme_Keyword: Ncep
Theme_Keyword: Single Column Models
Theme_Keyword: Limited Area Models
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Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GISS > Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: WILLIAM B. ROSSOW
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Address: 2880 Broadway
City: New York
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10025
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wbrossow@ccny.cuny.edu
Resource_Description: GISS_GCSS-DIME_ARM00IOP
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http://www.giss.nasa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://gcss-dime.giss.nasa.gov/arm-00/arm-00.html
Access_Instructions:
Access to ARM SGP IOP 2000 model output and data
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Online_Option:
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http://gcss-dime.giss.nasa.gov/
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GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation Home Page
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http://www.gewex.org/gcss.html
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GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) Home Page
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http://www.arm.gov/sites/sgp/
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Southern Great Plains ARM site
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020925
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110725
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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