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First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) INMG Funchal Sounding Data

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

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 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 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.This data set contains sounding measurements taken in Funchal, Madeiras during June, 1987-1992. Six files contain 00Z data and five files contain 12Z data.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
Maintainer
Identifier C1000001036-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 2000-03-17
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-07-11
Category FIRE, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
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Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation 2000-04-07. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC. https://doi.org/10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0052.
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Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/FIRE/0052
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial 32.66 -16.92
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 46948227108f9f5bee55815152ce4cda8c88fe60913ac0a773b88c0e9094c6e0
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial
Temporal 1987-06-01T00:00:00Z/1992-06-30T23:59:59.999Z

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