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Satellite Cloud Analysis from the September 1996 South Florida Cloud Experiment
Entry ID: WYLIE_FLORIDA_CLOUD


Summary
Abstract: [Summary adapted from Don Wylie's Home Page]

This experiment occured in September, 1996, centered over Everglades
City, FL. It ran for 21 days. The satellite analyses shown here were
made specifically for this experiment at higher space and time
resolution than the Wisconsin HIRS Cloud Climatology. They have not
been continue after 22 September, 1996.

Cloud analyses were made from two satellite instruments, 1) the NOAA
HIRS which is also used for the global climatology, and 2) the GOES 8
Sounder. These instruments both have IR channels in the partially
absorbing CO2 region of 13-15 microns. The technique is described in
Wylie, D.P., W. P. Menzel, H. M. Woolf, K. I. Strabala, 1994: Four
Years of Global Cirrus Cloud Statistics Using HIRS., J. of Climate, 7,
1972-1986.

Both sensors were used to estimate the Cloud Height and Effective
Emissivity. Visible wavelength optical depths also have been estimated
from the Effective Emissivity using the following relationship. Vis
O.D. = 2*IR O.D. = Ln(1.0 - Effective Emissivity)

For each day of the experiment the following displays have been made.
Cloud pressure height image of Florida and the Gulf.
Cloud height in km of the same image.
Cloud height numberic plot of the pixel values over a smaller area.
The Effective emissivity of the clouds (numeric plot).
Temperature of the cloud level.
Black body radiative temperature of the 11 micron window channel.
Higher resolution window channel image of the area.

The times of the analyses were choosen to coincide with MISTI
satellite overpasses, aircraft flights, and ground based lidar
data. The University of Wisconsin Lidar data can be found on a
separate web page, however, some of the images are repeated here for
making comparisons.

To access this data and review additional documentation, link to:
"http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~donw/PAGE/FLORIDA/florida.htm"

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Don Wylie's On-line Data Sets.


Link: View Related Information
Description: University of Wisconsin 1996 Florida LIDAR Observations.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 28.0 S: 24.0  E: -78.0  W: -83.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Donald Wylie
Dataset Title: September 1996 South Florida Cloud Experiment
Dataset Release Place: University of Wisconsin
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: GIF, MPEG
Online Resource: http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~donw/PAGE/FLORIDA/florida.htm


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-09-04
Stop Date: 1996-09-22


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD EMISSIVITY >EFFECTIVE EMISSIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT >CLOUD PRESSURE HEIGHT    [Definition]


Platform
GOES-8 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8    [Information]


Instrument
LIDAR >Light Detection and Ranging    [Information]
GOES I-M SOUNDER    [Information]
HIRS >High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder    [Information]
GOES I-M Imager    [Information]


Keywords
BLACK BODY
CLOUD LEVEL TEMPERATURE
GOES 8 SOUNDER
RADIATIVE TEMPERATURE


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DONALD WYLIE
Phone: 608-263-6750
Email: don.wylie at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: WWW
Distribution_Format: GIF, MPEG
Fees: None


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


DONALD WYLIE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 608-263-6750
Email: don.wylie at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08



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