First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase I University of North Dakota Citation Aircraft 24 Hertz Data

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Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase I University of North Dakota Citation Aircraft 24 Hertz Data
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Abstract:
The First ISCCP Regional Experiments have been designed to improve data products and cloud/radiation parameterizations used in general circulation models (GCMs). Specifically, the goals of FIRE are (1) to improve basic understanding of the interaction of physical processes in determining life cycles of cirrus and marine stratocumulus systems and the radiative properties of these clouds during their life cycles and (2) to investigate the interrelationships between the ISCCP data, GCM parameterizations, and higher space and time resolution cloud data. To-date, four intensive field-observation periods were planned and executed: a cirrus IFO (October 13-November 2, 1986); a marine stratocumulus IFO off the southwestern coast of California (June 29-July 20, 1987); a second cirrus IFO in southeastern Kansas (November 13-December 7, 1991); and a second marine stratocumulus IFO in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (June 1-June 28, 1992). Each mission combined coordinated satellite, airborne, and surface observations with modeling studies to investigate the cloud properties and physical processes of the cloud systems. The University of North Dakota owns and operates a Cessna Citation II aircraft (N77ND) for the purpose of atmospheric research. This aircraft type has a number of design and performance characteristics which make it an ideal platform for a wide range of atmospheric studies. A series of structural modifications have been made to the basic airplane. These include the following: pylons under the wing tips for a variety of probes in the undisturbed air flow away from the fuselage; a nose boom for wind measurement; a heated radome to prevent ice accumulation on the nose area; special mounts for upward and downward looking radiometers; side-facing camera mounts for time-lapse cameras; optically-flat glass windows for photography; and an air inlet port for air sampling inside the pressurized cabin. The research instrumentation available on the Citation for the second Cirrus IFO is described below. For more information about the UND Citation see http://cumulus.atmos.und.edu/ The data contained in the following file is 24 hertz data from the UND Citation II Weather Research Aircraft. Each record has 24 values of sixteen variables. The data order is: Number Variable Units 24 values Date yymmdd 24 values Time seconds from midnight 24 values Pitotpressure, Nose millibars 24 values Pitotpressure, Wing millibars 24 values Vertical acceleration meters/second/second 24 values Vertical wind meters/second 24 values Static pressure millibars 24 values Air temperature, Rosemount Celcius 24 values True heading degrees 24 values Wind direction degrees 24 values Wind velocity meters/second 24 values Angle of attack degrees 24 values Angle of sideslip degrees 24 values Replicator film speed 24 values Replicator frame count 24 values Replicator event mark
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19911114
Ending_Date: 19911207
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -96.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.0
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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: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > STATIC PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: FIRE > FIRST ISCCP REGIONAL EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: ISCCP > INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE CLOUD CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: REASON > RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND APPLICATIONS SOLUTION NETWORK
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Flow Angle Sensors
Theme_Keyword: Fssp
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/larc_daac
Theme_Keyword: North Dakota Citation
Theme_Keyword: Variable Capacitance
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Wind Acceleration
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MICHAEL POELLOT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University Station
City: Grand Forks
State_or_Province: North Dakota
Postal_Code: 58202
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 701-777-3180
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: poellot@aero.und.edu
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC > Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/LARC_DAAC > Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: FIRE_CI2_CITATN_24HZ
Resource_Description: FIRE_CI2_CITATN_24HZ
Distribution_Liability:
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Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/fire/fire_tab...
Access_Instructions:
Access all FIRE data sets.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140416
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.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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