January 2, 1991 to November 30, 1991
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The First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) II-Cirrus project was an experimental investigation of the cirrus cloud systems that form an integral part of the second intensive field observational phase of the cirrus component of the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE). The primary platforms used were the NCAR Sabreliner (N307D) and King Air (N312D) aircraft equipped with radiation sensors. In addition to these measurements, correlative data from surface radiometer and lidar measurements from NASA's ER-2 and Satellite data were collected. Data from the wave cloud flights complemened existing data collected in 1989 and 1990, and provided a basis for direct comparison with Kansas measurements. Additionally, FIRE II provided an environment ideal for instrumentation calibration and performance evaluation.