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/paccross/paccross.html
Description:
Abstract:
The project EUROCS aims to improve the treatment of cloud systems in global and regional climate models. In addition, benefits will be also gained for hydrology and severe weather issues. Clouds probably remain the largest source of uncertainty affecting evaluations of climate change in response to anthropogenic change. The recent interest to develop capability to predict regional changes of climate, stress also the importance to better represent clouds in models. This case study presents data from 1 June 1998 to 31 Aug 1998 and covers a region from 5.0S to 40.0N latitude and from 170.0E to 240.0E longitude. The data for this experiment is under Working Group 4 (Precipitating Convective Cloud Systems) of the GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) is to improve the parameterization of precipitating convective cloud systems in global climate models (GCMs) and numerical weather prediction models through an improved physical understanding of cloud system processes. See: http://www.met.utah.edu/skrueger/gcss/wg4.html The data for this experiment is also under Working Group 1 (Boundary Layer Clouds) of the GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) to improve physical parameterizations of clouds, other boundary layer processes, and their interactions. See: http://www.convection.info/blclouds/
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: For a complete list of WG4 publications, see: "http://www.met.utah.edu/skrueger/gcss/publications.html"
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980601
Ending_Date: 19980831
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: 170.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -5.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
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
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
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 > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > THERMAL PROPERTIES > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE > OZONE ABUNDANCE
Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
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-10 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 10
Theme_Keyword: GOES-9 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 9
Theme_Keyword: NOAA POES > NOAA POLAR ORBITING ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: RAWINSONDES
Theme_Keyword: TOVS > TIROS OPERATIONAL VERTICAL SOUNDER
Theme_Keyword: SSMI > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER
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
Theme_Keyword: GCSS-DIME > GEWEX CLOUD SYSTEM STUDY DATA INTEGRATION FOR MODEL EVALUATION
Theme_Keyword: EUROCS > EUROPEAN CLOUD SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: REASON > RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND APPLICATIONS SOLUTION NETWORK
Theme_Keyword: Isccp
Theme_Keyword: Gewex
Theme_Keyword: Gcss-dime
Theme_Keyword: Radiance
Theme_Keyword: Ncep
Theme_Keyword: Single Column Models
Theme_Keyword: Limited Area Models
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRISTOPHER BRETHERTON
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Washington
Address: Department of Atmospheric Science
Address: Box 351640
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98195
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 685-7414
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 685-9302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: breth@atmos.washington.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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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
Contact_Address:
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_EUROCS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gcss-dime.giss.nasa.gov/paccross/paccross.h...
Access_Instructions:
Access to EUROCS model output and data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gcss-dime.giss.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation Home Page
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.gewex.org/gcss.html
Access_Instructions:
GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) Home Page
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.knmi.nl/samenw/eurocs/
Access_Instructions:
TOGA EUROCS Home Page
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020930
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090826
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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