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ASCOS-SbandRadar-01
Entry ID: SMHI_IPY_ASCOS-SBandRadar-01_Version 1


Summary
Abstract: ASCOS was an interdisciplinary expedition to the central Arctic on the icebreaker Oden from 1 August to 9 September 2008. The expedition focused on processes relating to cloud formation in the summer Arctic and included observations of marine biology and chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, physical oceanography, aerosol chemistry and physics, and meteorology. This file contains moment data from S-band cloud/precipitation radar on the Oden during ASCOS. Version 1 contains netcdf files of the ~ 2 minute moment data (equivalent radar reflectivity, Doppler vertical velocity, Doppler spectral width) for the vertically pointing radar beam. Version 1 contains data from the drift portion of the cruise (YD214-260; Aug. 1 ? Sep. 16), which includes the return portion of the cruise over the Norwegian Sea as well. When the signal was below the minimum detectable signal for the radar, the reflectivity data were assigned a flag of ?-99.99,? and the velocity data were assigned a flag of ?99.99.?

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 87.5 S: 56.0  E: 20.8  W: -11.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Dr. Ola Persson, Dr. Allen White
Dataset Title: ASCOS-SbandRadar-01
Dataset Release Date: 2009-09-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: CIRES/NOAA/ESRL
Version: Version 1
Online Resource: http://www.ascos.se/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-08-01
Stop Date: 2008-09-16


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD ASYMMETRY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >ICE PELLETS >SLEET    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]


Project
IPY >INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR    [Information]
DAMOCLES >Developing Arctic Modelling & Observing Capabilities for Long-term Env. Studies    [Information]


Access Constraints
Free


Use Constraints
The data should be cited approriately


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.smhi.se/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BARRY BROMAN
Phone: +46114958332
Contact Address:
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
City: Norrköping
Postal Code: SE-60176
Country: Sweden



Distribution
Distribution_Format: ACC


Personnel
OLA PERSSON
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 303-497-5078
Email: opersson at cires.colorado.edu
Contact Address:
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04



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