WINter EXperiment (WINTEX) Data Archive

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: WINter EXperiment (WINTEX) Data Archive
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Images
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Publisher: CIMSS Space Science and Engineering Center
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Online_Linkage: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wintex/
Description:
Abstract:
A WINter EXperiment (WINTEX) was conducted from Madison, Wisconsin from March 15 to April 2 (1999) to define the measurement requirements for the next generation of the National Polar Orbiter Environmental Satellite System and to further global climate studies. NASA's high altitude Environmental Research aircraft (the ER-2) flies 19 km above the earth to simulate satellite observations. The ER-2 carries highly advanced sensors of surface, cloud, and atmospheric temperature and moisture profile conditions using two different types of instruments-imagers and sounders. The imagers provide visible and infrared pictures of clouds, the atmosphere, and Earth's surface, with a surface resolution of 50 meters. The sounders provide temperature and moisture profile observations similar to what is traditionally obtained by an ascending weather balloon. From the ER-2, however, these profiles will be obtained with exceptionally high spatial resolution, every 2.5 km within a 46 km wide swath along the flight track of the ER-2 aircraft. WINTEX has two major objectives: To validate atmospheric soundings observed across polar frontal systems-the ER-2 will fly from southern Wisconsin northward across Canada deep into the cold Arctic air mass behind the cold front. These flights will be centered around 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. local Madison time to take advantage, for validation purposes, of observations from weather balloons released at these times by the National Weather Service. To test the ability of the imaging and sounding sensors to sense the geometrical and optical properties of clouds which are particularly difficult to detect over snow and ice surfaces-the flights will be more localized around specific cloud systems. Users may access the WINTEX 1999 Quicklook Data Archive from the project home page. In this archive are various images taken by ground-based sources and aircraft during the campaign of March and April, 1999. WINTEX 1999 home page: "http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wintex/" [Summary extracted from the CIMSS WINTEX Home Page]
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990315
Ending_Date: 19990402
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > ULTRAVIOLET RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: GOES-8 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 8
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-14 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-14
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-15 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-15
Theme_Keyword: NASA ER-2 > NASA EARTH RESOURCES-2
Theme_Keyword: CAMERAS
Theme_Keyword: HSRL > HIGH SPECTRAL RESOLUTION LIDAR
Theme_Keyword: LIDAR > LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING
Theme_Keyword: VIL > VOLUME IMAGING LIDAR
Theme_Keyword: HIS > HIGH RESOLUTION INTERFEROMETER SOUNDER
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: AERI > ATMOSPHERIC EMITTED RADIANCE INTERFEROMETER
Theme_Keyword: GOES I-M IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: MAS > MODIS AIRBORNE SIMULATOR
Theme_Keyword: NAST-I > NPOESS AIRCRAFT SOUNDER TESTBED-INTERFEROMETER
Theme_Keyword: NAST-M > NPOESS AIRCRAFT SOUNDER TESTBED-MICROWAVE RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: Backscatter
Theme_Keyword: Er-2
Theme_Keyword: Mixing Ratio
Theme_Keyword: Radian Class Radiosonde System
Theme_Keyword: Radiance
Theme_Keyword: Rc-10 Camera System
Theme_Keyword: Ucar Replicator Radiosondes
Theme_Keyword: Uw Lidar
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE MICHIGAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES > LAKE SUPERIOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ILLINOIS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > INDIANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IOWA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSOURI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UWI-MAD/SSEC/CIMSS > Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact_Person: WAYNE FELTZ
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Space Science and Engineering Center
Address: University of Wisconsin
Address: 1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608-263-7435
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608-262-5974
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wayne.feltz@ssec.wisc.edu
Resource_Description: WINTEX
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GIF, netCDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mas.arc.nasa.gov/data/deploy_html/WINTEX_ho...
Access_Instructions:
MODIS Airborne Simulator WINTEX Campaign home page.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/fieldexp/MAS/
Access_Instructions:
The MODIS Airborne Simulator Field Experiment home page.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19991105
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090121
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@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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