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Ceilometer backscatter and cloud boundary heights
Entry ID: SMHI_IPY_ASCOS-ceilometer-01_1

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
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 87.49   S: 56.48   E: 20.78   W: -11.03

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/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
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-08-13
Stop Date: 2008-09-16
Access Constraints Free
Use Constraints The data should be cited approriately
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Data Center
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +46114958332
Contact Address:
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
City: Norrköping
Postal Code: SE-60176
Country: Sweden
Distribution Format: netCDF > NETwork Common Data Format
Phone: 303-497-6471
Email: matthew.shupe at
Contact Address:
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