DATA policy

All the AERO-AC products are available for all ICARE registered users and free to use for presentations and publications.

However, authors using AERO-AC for peer-reviewed publications must :

  • keep in mind that AERO-AC is a relatively new aerosol product, so validation and quality improvement are still an ongoing work.
  • Quote the AERO-AC data as follow :

-Waquet F., Peers F., Ducos F., Thieuleux F., Deaconu L., A. Chauvigné and Riedi, J.: Aerosols above clouds products from POLDER/PARASOL satellite observations (AERO-AC products), doi:10.25326/82, 2020.

  • cite the two following publications :

-Waquet, F., Cornet, C., Deuzé, J.-L., Dubovik, O., Ducos, F., Goloub, P., Herman, M.,Lapyonok, T., Labonnote, L. C., Riedi, J., Tanré, D., Thieuleux, F., and Vanbauce, C. : Retrieval of aerosol microphysical and optical properties above liquid clouds from POLDER/PARASOL polarization measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 991-1016, doi:10.5194/amt-6-991-2013, 2013.

-Peers, F., Waquet, F., Cornet, C., Dubuisson, P., Ducos, F., Goloub, P., Szczap, F., Tanré, D., and Thieuleux, F.: Absorption of aerosols above clouds from POLDER/PARASOL measurements and estimation of their direct radiative effect, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 4179–4196,, 2015.

  • write in the acknowledgement the sentence « The AERO-AC product is developed at the ICARE data and services center ( in Lille (France) in the frame of the POLDER/PARASOL mission and supported by CNES and PNTS »
  • when the publication is accepted, send the reference to

Researchers are warned to use AERO-AC products with caution and invited to contact Dr. Waquet Fabien or Dr Fanny Peers if they have any question. Feedbacks on the product will be extremely valuable.

DATA access [Registration Required]


In addition to the request described in the « DATA policy » chapter, you need to be registered as « ICARE user » to access to these data ( via FTP or HTTP ). Please fill in the « User Registration » form.

Data Archive

Once your login is activated (and the access to restricted products authorized), you can immediatly access to the data and the quicklooks by HTTP via the data archive browser and, a couple of days later, through the icare FTP server

In particular for the products mentionned here, they can be directly be found :