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Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) - Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer from Wallops ground station

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

TARFOX_WALLOPS_SMPS is the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational eXperiment (TARFOX) Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) data set from Wallops ground station. 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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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
Maintainer
Identifier C1536049398-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 2001-06-11
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-07-03
Category TARFOX, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation 1999-10-15. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC. https://doi.org/10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/TARFOX/0004.
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/TARFOX/0004
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial 37.85 -75.48
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 2b1b2ebbc38e61774503f76009cfab6cd67798447f05fa0473041e72afb4bae9
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial
Temporal 1996-07-16T00:00:00Z/1996-07-26T23:59:59.999Z

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