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Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment - Ames Sun Photometer - University of Washington C-131A aircraft

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

TARFOX_UWC131A_SUNP Data Set was collected from the 6-channel Sun Photometer flown on the University of Washington C-131A aircraft during the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) mission.The TARFOX Intensive Field Campaign was conducted July 10-31, 1996. It included coordinated measurements from four satellites (GOES-8, NOAA-14, ERS-2, LANDSAT), four aircraft (ER-2, C-130, C-131A, and a modified Cessna), land sites, and ships. A variety of aerosol conditions was sampled, ranging from relatively clean behind frontal passages to moderately polluted with aerosol optical depths exceeding 0.5 at mid-visible wavelengths. Gradients of aerosol optical thickness were sampled to aid in isolating aerosol effects from other radiative effects and to more tightly constrain closure tests, including those of satellite retrievals. Early results from TARFOX include demonstration of the unexpected importance of carbonaceous compounds and water condensed on aerosol in the US mid-Atlantic haze plume, chemical apportionment of the aerosol optical depth, measurements of the downward component of aerosol radiative forcing, and agreement between forcing measurements and calculations.

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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
Identifier C1536049396-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 1999-10-05
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-07-03
Category TARFOX, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation 1999-10-05. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC.
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
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Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -76.53 36.01 -72.56 39.78
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 2375e0fea141088e71d41c123ae7a22edd84177fe86a6b5399d62fd54d666646
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1996-07-10T00:00:00Z/1996-07-31T23:59:59Z

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