ICARE Data and Services Center

Cloud-Aerosol-Water-Radiation Interactions

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As part of the AERIS national infrastructure for Atmospheric Research, ICARE Data and Services Centre provides various services to support the research community in fields related to atmospheric research, such as aerosols, clouds, radiation, water cycle, and their interactions. ICARE’s initial emphasis is the production and distribution of remote sensing data derived from Earth observation missions from CNES, NASA, and EUMETSAT. Our team supports the science community by developing science algorithms and production codes, building on the expertise from various partners and distributes products to the users community through various web mechanisms. Hosted by University of Lille Data Centre, our IT infrastructure is also a pilar of the Data Terra national research infrastructure for Earth Science … [Read more]


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Volcanic eruption in Iceland July 2023

A volcanic eruption started on July 10, 2023 on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, in a remote area located about 30 km southwest of Reykjavik. It filled the air with toxic gases and smoke for several days. The smoke plume spread over tens of kilometers over the ocean. Read more

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Data Summary Announcement for the release of the CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow – Antarctica Version 2.00 and Greenland Version 1.00 Products

Data Release Date: January 29, 2024Version: Antarctica – Version 2.00 and Greenland – Version 1.00Data Date Range: June 13, 2006 to June 30, 2023 The CALIPSO mission team announces the release of two new CALIOP Level 2 monthly data products: The Blowing Snow monthly data products, developed by Dr. Stephen Palm, isolates blowing snow events determined from the […]

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Data Summary Announcement for the release of the CALIPSO IIR Level 2 Products Version 4.51

Data Release Date: September 25, 2023Version: 4.51Data Date Range: June 13, 2006 to June 30, 2023 The CALIPSO mission team announces the release of new IIR Level 2 Products: The V4.51 IIR Level 2 track and swath products use the recently released V4.51 CALIOP Level 2 layer products. Data are produced and successfully ingested at the Atmospheric Science […]

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CALIPSO: OFFICIAL END OF SCIENCE MISSION

After 17 years of good and loyal service, the space agencies, CNES for France and NASA for the USA agreed to end the CALIPSO science mission on August 1, 2023. This mission has been highly successful. Originally designed for a lifetime of 3 years, CALIPSO delivered unprecedented measurements of the vertical structure of the Earth’s […]

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Severe fire season in Canada May-July 2023

Since early May 2023, hundreds of wildfires have been raging in Canada, threatening life and causing widespread damage in buildings and natural areas. Most of Canada experienced an abnormally hot and dry spring season, which laid out the ground for wildfires to start, while windy conditions made them grow rapidly. They generated massive amounts of […]

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Release announcement of the V4.51 LL2 data product

The CALIPSO mission team announces the release of a new CALIOP Level 2 Product: The V4.51 CALIOP Level 2 products have a number of improvements to the characterization of smoke above clouds, single-shot (333m) cloud clearing techniques, and the stratospheric aerosol classification scheme. Two additional particulate optical depths are computed, derived over both ocean surfaces […]

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New GEORING Day-night imagery product available at AERIS/ICARE

ICARE is pleased to announce the first release of its new GEORING day-night imagery product. The GEORING imagery is currently generated at hourly resolution using a combination of data from the constellation of 5 geostationary meteorological satellites. The short video below illustrates 3 days of GEORING imagery from February 9th to February 11th 2023. The […]

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