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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM)

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD609

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Hans Verlinde
Publication Date: 20030506
Title: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM)
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd609.html

Description:

Abstract:

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's primary objective is to test and improve General Circulation Model (GCM) parameterizations of clouds and their effect on the radiative energy balance. The ARM Program focuses on six research areas: 1) aerosols, 2) clouds, 3) longwave radiation, 4) shortwave radiation, 5) surface energy exchange (or flux), and 6) atmospheric state. Meteorology data from the North Slope of Alaska/Adjacent Arctic Ocean Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site at Barrow, Alaska include wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, visibility, and precipitation for the atmospheric column above the site. Radiation measurements at the site include longwave and shortwave radiation, including infrared and solar radiation. Solar radiation data include total daily solar radiation, direct-beam normal irradiance, downwelling hemispheric diffuse irradiance, and downwelling hemispheric irradiance. Infrared radiation data include radiance spectra ensemble (1800-3020 cm-1 and 520-1800 cm-1), mean radiances for short- and longwave wavenumbers, downwelling hemispheric infrared irradiance, longwave scene radiance spectral averages (AERI Ch1), longwave scene variability spectral averages (AERI Ch1), and net radiation.

Data are available at http://www.archive.arm.gov/armlogin/login.jsp. The ARM measurements are aggregated together in data files. A data file usually contains a time series of one or more measurements for a known time interval and a single location. Most data are stored in netCDF format. Some data files also contain one or more measurements distributed over a region from a single time (e.g., satellite images); these data are stored in HDF format.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19890101
Ending Date: 20031231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -156.616°
East Bounding Coordinate: -156.616°
North Bounding Coordinate: 71.323°
South Bounding Coordinate: 71.323°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Net Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Outgoing Longwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Shortwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric radiation
Theme Keyword: Infrared radiation
Theme Keyword: Meteorology
Theme Keyword: Radiation
Theme Keyword: Solar Radiation

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Barrow, Alaska, US

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Hans Verlinde
Contact Organization: Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Meteorology

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 0516 WALKER BLDG
City: UNIVERSITY PARK
State or Province: PA
Postal Code: 16802

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 814 863-9711
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 814 865-3663
Contact Electronic Mail Address: verlinde@ems.psu.edu

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact Person: FGDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD609

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120213

Metadata Review Date:

20120213

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: FGDC User Services
Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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