LAII Alaska Landscape Flux Survey NOAA/ATDD Long-EZ Aircraft Data

The data in the aircraft portion of the Land Atmosphere Ice Interaction (LAII) Alaska Landscape Flux Survey (ALFS) were collected in June 1994, June 1995, August 1995, and June 1996. The object of the effort was to measure remote sensing variables, the vertical flux density of sensible and latent heat, CO2, and momentum for extrapolating surface-based measurements to regional scales. The aircraft operations were conducted from Deadhorse Airport near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and consisted of daytime and nighttime transect flights. The measured parameters included water vapor, sensible heat, CO2, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), and surface reflectances from the Alaskan North Slope tundra, and were used to study the factors that control spatial variability of the exchange. Scalar flux densities were measured with a resolution of approximately 2-3 km. Supporting meteorological parameters such as temperature, humidity, CO2 and H2O concentrations, wind speed and direction, surface temperature, incoming and net radiation were also observed. This study was conducted with the National Science Foundation and San Diego State University.

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  • Begin:  1994-06-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  1996-08-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1994-06-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1996-08-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 70.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 69.00000
Bounding Box West Long -152.00000
Bounding Box East Long -148.00000
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Author Steven Brooks
Timothy L. Crawford
Robert T. McMillen
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS051
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:48:26Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS051
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Steven Brooks, Timothy L. Crawford, Robert T. McMillen. (2009). LAII Alaska Landscape Flux Survey NOAA/ATDD Long-EZ Aircraft Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 01 March 2024.

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