Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX) Data

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Citation:
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Originator: KWAJEX team
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX) Data
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: WA
Publisher: University of Washington
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Online_Linkage: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/kwajex/
Description:
Abstract:
The Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX), held 23 July - 15 September 1999, was a field observation campaign centered on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands and sponsored by NASA in cooperation with the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Kwajalein Missile Range and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. The joint U.S.-Japan Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was launched in November 1997 and uses a Ku-band radar and a multi-channel passive microwave radiometer to map precipitation in the tropics. A number of physical assumptions are made within the TRMM satellite algorithms in order to obtain rain rates from the the satellite-measured radiances. The goals of KWAJEX were focused on making observations to reduce uncertainty in these physical assumptions by gathering a coordinated data set of airborne, shipborne, and ground-based measurements within tropical open ocean precipitating clouds.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990723
Ending_Date: 19990915
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.25
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 168.57
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 9.28
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 7.45
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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 > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > 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 > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR REFLECTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: TRMM > TROPICAL RAINFALL MEASURING MISSION
Theme_Keyword: NASA ER-2 > NASA EARTH RESOURCES-2
Theme_Keyword: DOPPLER RADAR
Theme_Keyword: RADAR > RADIO DETECTION AND RANGING
Theme_Keyword: RAWINSONDES
Theme_Keyword: SOUNDERS
Theme_Keyword: TETHERSONDES
Theme_Keyword: KWAJEX > KWAJALEIN EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme_Keyword: Equivalent Potential Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Tethersondes
Theme_Keyword: Kwajex
Theme_Keyword: Ground Validation
Theme_Keyword: Microphysics
Theme_Keyword: Surface Flux
Theme_Keyword: Boundary Layer
Theme_Keyword: Micrometeorological Data
Theme_Keyword: Ronald H. Brown
Theme_Keyword: Meck Island
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > MARSHALL ISLANDS > KWAJALEIN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SANDRA YUTER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROBERT HOUZE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Washington
Address: Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Address: Box 351640
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98195
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Washington
Address: Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Address: Box 351640
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98195
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yuter@atmos.washington.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: houze@atmos.washington.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UWA/ATMOS > Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington
Contact_Person: SANDRA YUTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Washington
Address: Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Address: Box 351640
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98195
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yuter@atmos.washington.edu
Resource_Description: UWA_KWAJEX
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/kwajex/
Access_Instructions:
Access to KWAJEX data from U. Washington
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030513
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080829
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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