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FIRE III ACE Data Sets

FIRE III ACE Data Sets

The First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Regional Experiment (FIRE) - Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE) was conducted April through July of 1998. It was held in conjunction with the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Experiment. The FIRE-ACE focused on all aspects of Arctic cloud systems. The main facility was located in Fairbanks, Alaska with measurements extending well over the Arctic Ocean (ship and aircraft).

Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_ACE_AMPR

2.8 km

3 Seconds

05/10/1998 - 06/08/1998

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) C-130 Aircraft

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_ACE_C130_CFD

Variable

Daily

05/04/1998 - 05/27/1998

FIRE_ACE_C130_RAMS

N/A

2.5 Hz

05/04/1998 - 07/30/1998

NASA ER-2 MODIS Airborne Simulator

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_ACE_ER2_MAS

Variable

Daily

05/10/1998 - 06/08/1998

ER-2 Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_ACE_ER2_MIR

2 km

3 Seconds

05/11/1998 - 06/06/1998

Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Ship

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_ACE_SHIP_SSFR

Point Measurements

1 Hz

05/15/1998 - 06/23/1998

Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Utrecht University

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_ACE_UTRECHT_BALLOON

Point Measurements

10 seconds

05/15/1998 - 06/23/1998

FIRE_ACE_UTRECHT_TOWER

Point Measurements

2 Minutes

05/15/1998 - 06/23/1998

University of Washington CV-580

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
FIRE_ACE_UWCV580_GMETER

N/A

100 Hz

05/20/1998 - 06/22/1998

FIRE_ACE_UWCV580_UWA

100m

1 Hz

05/19/1998 - 06/24/1998

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