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Ceilometer backscatter and cloud boundary heights
Entry ID: SMHI_IPY_ASCOS-ceilometer-01_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 related 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 ASCOS data set includes measurements from a ground-based, vertically-pointing, ceilometer system. Measurements include profiles of backscatter, the cloud base height for up to three cloud layers, and the vertical visibility.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 87.49 S: 56.48  E: 20.78  W: -11.03

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Matthew Shupe
Dataset Title: Ceilometer backscatter and cloud boundary heights
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: NOAA-ESRL and CU-CIRES
Version: 1
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.etl.noaa.gov/et6/cruises/ASCOS_2008/ODEN/ceilometer/Raw


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-08-13
Stop Date: 2008-09-16


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > SWEDEN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD CEILING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD BASE HEIGHT    [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: netCDF > NETwork Common Data Format


Personnel
MATTHEW SHUPE
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 303-497-6471
Email: matthew.shupe at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
R/PSD3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80305
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04



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