First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase II NCAR Kingair Aircraft 2D Probe Data

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Title: First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Cirrus Phase II NCAR Kingair Aircraft 2D Probe 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 seek the 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 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 PMS 2D-C and 2D-P probes illuminate a linear array of photodiodes with a He-Ne laser. As a particle passes through this focused beam, a shadow image is cast on the diodes and a count of the total number of occulted diodes represents the particle size. The data are organized on a single flight basis, for both the King Air and the Sabreliner. Relevant portions of the header from the raw binary files are included. Each data file contains processed concentration data based on habit type and area ratio.
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REFERENCE: Heymsfield, A. J., 1977: Precipitation development in stratiform ice clouds: A microphysical and dynamical study. J. Atmos. Sci., 34, 284--295. Heymsfield, A. J. and J. L. Parrish, 1978: A computational technique for increasing the effective sampling volume of the PMS 2--D particle size spectrometer. J. Appl. Meteor., 17, 1566--1572. Parrish, J. L., and A. J. Heymsfield, 1985: A user guide to a particle growth and trajectory model (Using one--dimensional and three--dimensional wind fields). NCAR Tech Note NCAR/TN--259+1A, 69 pp.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19911109
Ending_Date: 19911206
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -104.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.0
Keywords:
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 > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE > PARTICLE NUMBER CONCENTRATION
Theme_Keyword: BEECHCRAFT KING AIR
Theme_Keyword: PMS > PARTICLE MEASURING SYSTEM
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: Cloud Microphysics
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/larc_daac
Theme_Keyword: King Air
Theme_Keyword: Ncar
Theme_Keyword: Pms 2d-c Probe
Theme_Keyword: Pms 2d-p Probe
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Place:
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: ANDREW HEYMSFIELD
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-497-8943
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: heyms1@ucar.edu
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
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
Distributor:
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_KINGAIR_2D
Resource_Description: FIRE_CI2_KINGAIR_2D
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/fire/fire_tab...
Access_Instructions:
Access FIRE data and information.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140407
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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