FIFE Follow-On Project/Campaign Document

Summary:

In the First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment (FIFE) Follow-On project, investigators performed further analyses of data from the 1987-1989 FIFE project and collected additional field measurements on the Konza Prairie of central Kansas from 1989 through 1993.

FIFE Follow-On, like FIFE, is at the center of NASA's plan to develop a physically based approach for using satellite remote-sensing systems. The objectives of the projects were to understand the biophysical processes controlling the fluxes of radiation, moisture, and carbon dioxide between the land surface and the atmosphere; to develop remote-sensing methodologies for observing these processes; and to understand how to scale the information to regional scales commensurate with models of global processes.

More information is available on-line at http://daac.ornl.gov/FIFE/Follow_On/followon.html .

Table of Contents:

1. Project/Campaign Overview:

Name of Project/Campaign:

The First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment Follow-On, or FIFE Follow-On

Project/Campaign Introduction:

FIFE Follow-On was conducted on the Konza Prairie in central Kansas from 1989 through 1993 as a continuation of the original FIFE project. Investigators performed further analyses of data collected in 1987-1989 during the FIFE field campaigns, and they also collected additional field measurements.

Project/Campaign Mission Objectives:

The objectives of FIFE Follow-On, as with FIFE, were to understand the biophysical processes controlling the fluxes of radiation, moisture, and carbon dioxide between the land surface and the atmosphere and to develop remote-sensing methodologies for observing these processes at the pixel level; and to understand how to scale the pixel-level information to regional scales commensurate with models of global processes.

Discipline(s):

Earth Science

Geographic Region(s):

The Konza Prairie, located in the central plains area of the United States of America

Detailed Project/Campaign Description:

During FIFE Follow-On, investigators further analyzed data collected during the original FIFE project, and they collected additional data from 1989 through 1993. The data were collected in the Konza Prairie Natural Research Area, a prairie grassland that measures 15 km by 15 km and is located south of the Tuttle Reservoir and Kansas River about 10 km from Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A. The center of the FIFE site is close to 39.05° N, 96.53° W.

FIFE Follow-On investigators performed extensive analyses of the remote-sensing data and modeled the original 1987-1989 FIFE data. Their studies included data from a portable automatic meteorological station (AMS), site-averaged flux data collected by many investigators, site-averaged gravimetric soil moisture data, and site-averaged neutron probe soil moisture data acquired during the FIFE experiment. The raw data were extensively cleaned and edited before the site averages were generated. Bad data points and bad lines of data were removed. Investigators used the remote-sensing data to determine surface energy budgets, soil moisture and vegetation parameters, surface-atmosphere fluxes, and atmosphere properties. Investigators also studied surface-atmosphere exchanges and atmospheric boundary layer models to more completely understand the dynamics measured in the FIFE study.

More information is available on-line at http://daac.ornl.gov/FIFE/Follow_On/followon.html .

2. Data Availability:

Data Type(s):

Imagery and tabular data.

Input/Output Media:

Selected data and imagery files are available from the ORNL DAAC Web site (http://daac.ornl.gov). Data can be downloaded through FTP, and they are available on CD-ROM and on diskettes formatted for UNIX, PCs, and Macs.

Proprietary Status:

The data are free for public use.

3. Data Access:

Data Center Location:

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) is housed within the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Contact Information:

ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Telephone: +1 (865) 241-3952
Fax: +1 (865) 574-4665
E-mail: ornldaac@ornl.gov

Associated Costs:

The data are are available free of charge.

4. Principal Investigator Information:

Varies.

5. Submitting Investigator Information:

Varies.

6. References:

On-line information is available from the following World Wide Web site:

FIFE Follow-On

7. Glossary of Terms:

A glossary is available at http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/cdiac/glossary.html. For additional terms, see the EOSDIS glossary at http://harp.gsfc.nasa.gov/v0ims/glossary.of.terms.html.

8. List of Acronyms:

AMS
automatic meteorological station
DAAC
Distributed Active Archive Center
FIFE
First ISLSCP Field Experiment
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
ISLSCP
International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project
ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
URL
Uniform Resource Locator

A more complete list of acronyms is available at http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/cdiac/pns/acronyms.html. For additional terms, see the EOSDIS list of acronyms at http://harp.gsfc.nasa.gov/v0ims/acronyms.html.

9. Document Information:

Document Revision Date:

March 22, 1999

Document Review Date:

October 8, 2008

Document ID:

ORNL-campaign2577

Document Curator:

webmaster@daac.ornl.gov

Document

http://daac.ornl.gov/FIFE/Follow_On/fife_followon_campaign.html

Revision Date: Friday, 08-Dec-2017 11:44:09 EST