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FIRE Data and Information

The First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) is a series of field missions which have collected cirrus and marine stratocumulus cloud parameters from aircraft, satellite and surface-based measurements.

FIRE III - Arctic Cloud Experiment

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).

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FIRE II - Cirrus

First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) II Cirrus was conducted in southeastern Kansas. 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.

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FIRE II - ASTEX

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

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FIRE I - Cirrus

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

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FIRE I - Marine Stratocumulus

First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) I - Marine Stratocumulus was conducted off the southwestern coast of California.

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FIRE I - Extended Time Observations

First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) I - Extended Time Observations were conducted in Utah.

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