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 II - ASTEX Data Sets

FIRE II - ASTEX Data Sets

First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) II - Atlantic & Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) was conducted in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean. It was designed to improve the understanding of the physical processes involved in the life cycles of cirrus and marine stratocumulus systems, the radiative properties of these clouds and their interactions.

Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_CMS_LWFLUX

Daily

0.08°

05/31/1992 - 07/02/1992

FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_DY

Daily

0.04°

06/01/1992 - 07/02/1992

FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_HR

Hourly

0.04°

05/24/1992 - 07/02/1992

FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_MN

Hourly

0.04°

06/01/1992 - 06/30/1992

FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_WK

Weekly

0.04°

06/08/1992 - 07/12/1992

FIRE_AX_CMS_SST_DAY

Daily

0.02°

05/29/1992 - 07/02/1992

FIRE_AX_CMS_SST_FNTS

Weekly

0.02°

06/08/1992 - 07/05/1992

FIRE_AX_CMS_SST_WEEK

Weekly

0.02°

06/08/1992 - 07/12/1992

Colorado State University

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_CSU_CEILOM

Daily

Point Measurements

05/31/1992 - 06/29/1992

FIRE_AX_CSU_MET_SFC

Daily

Point Measurements

05/30/1992 - 06/30/1992

FIRE_AX_CSU_PRT6

Daily

Point Measurements

06/01/1992 - 06/29/1992

FIRE_AX_CSU_WNDPRFS

Daily

Point Measurements

05/30/1992 - 06/28/1992

European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_ECMWF_BASIC

6 Hours

N/A

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_ECMWF_CLOUDS

6 Hours

N/A

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_ECMWF_DIAG

6 Hours

N/A

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_ECMWF_MEANW

Daily

N/A

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_ECMWF_SFDIAG

Daily

N/A

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_ECMWF_SURFCE

Daily

N/A

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

NASA ER-2 Cloud Lidar

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_ER2_LIDAR

1 second

75m Vertical

06/02/1992 - 06/23/1992

NASA ER-2 MODIS Airborne Simulator

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_ER2_MAS

Each granule contains one flight track

50 meters (at 20 kilometers altitude)

05/29/1992 - 06/23/1992

European Remote Sensing Satellite

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_ERS1_ALTIMTR

Daily

N/A

06/01/1992 - 06/15/1992

FIRE_AX_ERS1_MCRWRAD

Daily

N/A

05/30/1992 - 07/01/1992

FIRE_AX_ERS1_SCTRMTR

Weekly

300 KM

06/01/1992 - 06/29/1992

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) DX Cloud Product

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_ISCCP_DX

Monthly

Equal-area grid system

06/01/1992 - 06/30/1992

Marine Aerosol Gas Exchange

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_MAGE_OCN_AIR

Daily

Variable

06/03/1992 - 06/18/1992

FIRE_AX_MAGE_OCN_MET

Daily

Variable

05/26/1992 - 06/23/1992

FIRE_AX_MAGE_OCN_SEA

Daily

Variable

05/31/1992 - 06/20/1992

FIRE_AX_MAGE_TETROON

Daily

Variable

06/12/1992 - 06/19/1992

Meteorological Satellite

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_METEOSAT

Daily

N/A

05/30/1992 - 06/29/1992

Radiosonde

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_MALBAL_SONDE

3 Hours

20m Vertical

06/07/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_OCEANS_SONDE

3 Hours

20m Vertical

06/03/1992 - 06/23/1992

FIRE_AX_PORSAN_SONDE

3 Hours

20m Vertical

06/01/1992 - 06/29/1992

FIRE_AX_SANMAR_SONDE

3 Hours

20m Vertical

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_SUROIT_SONDE

3 Hours

20m Vertical

06/01/1992 - 06/20/1992

FIRE_AX_VALDIV_SONDE

3 Hours

20m Vertical

05/28/1992 - 06/22/1992

FIRE_AX_RWSONDE_LVL1

Daily

Point Measurements

06/01/1992 - 06/29/1992

FIRE_AX_RWSONDE_LVL2

Daily

Point Measurements

06/01/1992 - 06/29/1992

Surface

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_SFC_FUNCHAL

Monthly

Point Measurements

06/01/1986 - 06/30/1992

FIRE_AX_SFC_IMAU

Daily

Point Measurements

06/01/1986 - 06/28/1992

Pennsylvania State University

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_PSU_CEIL_MAL

Daily

Point Measurements

06/01/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_PSU_CEIL_SAN

Daily

Point Measurements

06/03/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_PSU_CEIL_VAL

Daily

Point Measurements

06/05/1992 - 06/25/1992

FIRE_AX_PSU_H2OVAP

Daily

Point Measurements

06/01/1992 - 06/27/1992

FIRE_AX_PSU_MALBAL

Daily

Variable

06/06/1992 - 06/28/1992

FIRE_AX_PSU_WND_MAL

Daily

106-3884 m Vertical

06/12/1992 - 06/28/1992

Surface of the Ocean, Fluxes and Interaction with the Atmosphere

Pages

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_SOF_ARAT_FLT

Daily

Variable

06/08/1992 - 06/27/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_ARAT_TRB

Daily

Variable

06/01/1992 - 06/20/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_BUOY_DFT

Daily

Variable

05/30/1992 - 06/30/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_BUOY_SPR

Daily

Variable

06/01/1992 - 06/30/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_PTU

Daily

Point Measurements

05/31/1992 - 06/20/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_SUR_BUCK

Daily

Variable

05/29/1992 - 06/19/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_SUR_DRAK

Daily

Variable

06/02/1992 - 06/19/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_SUR_HYD

Daily

Variable

06/02/1992 - 06/19/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_SUR_MET

Daily

Variable

05/27/1992 - 06/23/1992

FIRE_AX_SOF_SUR_RAD

Daily

Variable

06/02/1992 - 06/19/1992

Pages

United Kingdom Meteorological Office C-130 Aircraft

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_UKMO_C130

1-64 Hertz

1-100 Meters

05/30/1992 - 06/23/1992

University of Washington

Product Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_AX_UW_C131A

1 Hz

Variable

06/02/1992 - 06/27/1992

FIRE_AX_UW_DSCRT

15 Seconds

1.5 Kilometers

06/02/1992 - 06/27/1992

FIRE_AX_UW_GERB_10HZ

10 Hertz

Variable

06/02/1992 - 06/26/1992

FIRE_AX_UW_GERB_1HZ

1 Hz

Variable

06/02/1992 - 06/26/1992

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.