Accession Number : ADA299536

Title :   CSU Radiation Budget Pilot Study for TOGA COARE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 92-30 Jun 94,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Stephens, Graeme L.

PDF Url : ADA299536

Report Date : 10 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : A surface radiation pilot study was conducted in the region equatorial western Pacific Ocean in support of the Tropical Oceans Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment (TDGA COARE). Downwelling infrared and solar hemispheric irradiances were measured at three island sites during a three year period beginning in June, 1991. In December, 1992, stations were deployed at Kavieng, Papua New Guinea and at Darwin, Australia and capability to measure the downwelling hemispheric ultra-violet radiation was added at all sites at this time. Data were transmitted through the GOES Data Collection Platform (DCP) facility from the island sites and sent on computer floppy diskettes from the remaining sites to the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, where the data were processed by a quality control algorithm and archived in a publicly accessible ftp computer directory; see Cornwall et al. (1993). The data have been used by universities and by one foreign government research facility. The data were also used by Stephens et al. (1994) to help validate key relationships in deriving a parameter useful for detecting changes in the earth-atmosphere climate system. Except for installation at Kavieng, the performance of the stations was good. Approximately 80% of all possible data have been archived.

Descriptors :   *MARINE ATMOSPHERES, *TROPICAL REGIONS, *SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, ALGORITHMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, OCEAN SURFACE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, MOISTURE CONTENT, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, CLIMATE, DATA ACQUISITION, WIND VELOCITY, PYRANOMETERS, RADIOMETERS, PACIFIC OCEAN, INFRARED RADIATION, MARINE CLIMATOLOGY, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, AUSTRALIA, HEAT FLUX, HEMISPHERES, SOLAR CYCLE, AERONOMY, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), NEW GUINEA.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Astrophysics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE