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Data setPARABOLA Data (FIFE)
Release date1994-07-24
ProjectFirst ISLSCP Field Experiment (FIFE)
Time period1987-06-06 to 1989-08-08

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Downloads1672008-01-092017-03-18539 total files downloaded


Sky & ground radiance values averaged to give equal intervals of viewing angles

Data set documentation


Deering, D. W., and E. Middleton. 1994. PARABOLA Data (FIFE). Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Also published in D. E. Strebel, D. R. Landis, K. F. Huemmrich, and B. W. Meeson (eds.), Collected Data of the First ISLSCP Field Experiment, Vol. 1: Surface Observations and Non-Image Data Sets. CD-ROM. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A. (available from

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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
71571916.par 44.7KB 1987-06-06
71922043.par 23.2KB 1987-07-11
71922132.par 22.7KB 1987-07-11
72272132.par 133.4KB 1987-08-15
72272655.par 156.0KB 1987-08-15
72842731.par 111.2KB 1987-10-11
90034439.par 20.5KB 1989-01-03
92162133.par 89.9KB 1989-08-04
92204439.par 133.8KB 1989-08-08

Companion Files

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First ISLSCP Field Experiment (FIFE) has 8 companion files.

  • fife.doc
  • fifesite.tdf
  • instgrid.ref
  • tablgrid.ref
  • sitegrid.ext
  • fifesite.ref
  • gridtabl.ref
  • sitegrid.doc

Data set has 3 companion files.

  • parabola.tdf
  • Parabola_Data.pdf
  • parabola.doc