Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM)

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM)

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Hans Verlinde
Organization Name: Pennsylvania State University
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 814 863-9711

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 0516 WALKER BLDG
City: UNIVERSITY PARK
Administrative Area: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
Email: verlinde@ems.psu.edu

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Date Stamp:

2014-09-01

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd609.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM)
Date:
Date: 2003
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2003-05-06
Identifier: GGD609
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Hans Verlinde. 2003. Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM). [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Hans Verlinde
Organization Name: Pennsylvania State University
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 814 863-9711

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 0516 WALKER BLDG
City: UNIVERSITY PARK
Administrative Area: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
Email: verlinde@ems.psu.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

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Value: series
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Value: attribute
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Hans Verlinde
Organization Name: Pennsylvania State University
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 814 863-9711

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 0516 WALKER BLDG
City: UNIVERSITY PARK
Administrative Area: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
Email: verlinde@ems.psu.edu

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Barrow, Alaska, US
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Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Incoming Solar Radiation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Outgoing Longwave Radiation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Shortwave Radiation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Radiation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

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Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Atmospheric radiation
Keyword: Infrared radiation
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Radiation
Keyword: Solar Radiation
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Language:

eng; usa

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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -156.616
Eastbound Longitude: -156.616
Southbound Latitude: 71.323
Northbound Latitude: 71.323

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19890101
End Position: 20031231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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Value: onLine
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