Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

FIRE I - Cirrus Data Sets

FIRE I - Cirrus Data Sets

First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Regional Experiment (FIRE) I - Cirrus was conducted in Wisconsin.

Colorado State University Sabreliner Aircraft

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_CSU_SABRE

Point Measurements

1 Hz

10/13/1986 - 11/02/1986

NASA ER-2 Cloud Lidar

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_ER2_LIDAR

7.5 meters

Daily

10/13/1986 - 11/02/1986

NASA ER-2 Radiance

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_ER2_RAD

16.6° Full Conical FOV

0.5 Hertz

10/13/1986 - 11/02/1986

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) DX Cloud Product

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_ISCCP_DX

Equal-area grid system

Monthly

10/01/1986 - 10/31/1986

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Kingair Aircraft

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_KINGAIR

Point Measurements

Daily

10/14/1986 - 11/02/1986

Langley Research Center (LARC) Eight Inch Lidar

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_LARC8_LIDAR

Point Measurements

Daily

10/16/1986 - 11/02/1986

Rawinsonde

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_RAWINSONDES

Point Measurements

12 Hours

10/13/1986 - 11/03/1986

Sabreliner Aircraft

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_SABRELINER

Point Measurements

Daily

10/13/1986 - 11/02/1986

Surface Radiation Budget

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_SRB_ALASKA

Equal-Area Grid

3 Hours

09/30/1986 - 10/31/1986

FIRE_CI1_SRB_CANADA

Equal-Area Grid

3 Hours

09/30/1986 - 10/31/1986

FIRE_CI1_SRB_SO_POLE

30 km

6 Hours

09/30/1986 - 10/31/1986

FIRE_CI1_SRB_SWITZ

Equal-Area Grid

6 Hours

09/30/1986 - 10/31/1986

Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Longwave and Shortwave

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_SRB_LW

Point Measurements

1 minute

10/12/1986 - 11/02/1986

FIRE_CI1_SRB_SW

Point Measurements

1 minute

10/12/1986 - 11/02/1986

TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_CI1_TOVS

30 km

6 Hours

10/14/1986 - 11/02/1986

FIRE read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.
The data listed on this tab is being preserved for historical accuracy and therefore some information may be out of date. Please feel free to contact the ASDC if you would like additional information.