First ISCCP Regional Experiment

Project Description
Experiment Summary

1. Experiment Name: First ISCCP Regional Experiment Cirrus IFO II
2. Dates Spanned: 31 October 1991 - 07 December 1991
3. Location: South-Central United States

4. Science Objective: The goal of FIRE, the First ISCCP
(International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project) Regional
Experiment, is to understand the role of clouds in climate
and climate change. FIRE also seeks to improve our ability to
remotely sense clouds from satellites, aircraft, and the
surface. FIRE focuses on two climatologically important and
areally extensive cloud types: cirrus and statocumulus.

5. Spectral Band Configuration:

DATA CHANNEL MAS BAND CentralWavelength 50%Bandwidth

01 (bit bucket for 10-bit data: Channels 7,8,9,10)
02 N/A 0.680 0.010
03 N/A 1.630 0.050
04 N/A 1.930 0.050
05 N/A 2.080 0.050
06 N/A 2.130 0.050
07 N/A 3.750 0.150
08 N/A 4.650 0.150
09 N/A 4.500 0.150
10 N/A 8.800 0.400
11 N/A 10.950 0.500
12 N/A 11.950 0.500


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http://mas.arc.nasa.gov/data/deploy_html/fire_home.html