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Eruption of La Soufrière volcano in Saint-Vincent April 9, 2021

La Soufrière volcano in Saint-Vincent Island in the Antilles erupted April 9, 2021 at 12:45 UTC. That violent explosive eruption produced a huge ash plume that rose up to 19 km altitude. Thick ash fallout covered some areas of the island, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. The volcano kept discharging ash ininterruptedly until April […]

14.04.2021

AERIS partner in the C3IEL mission

As part of the future C3IEL space mission, the CNES has chosen to entrust AERIS with the operation of the French part of the data processing and distribution centre. C3IEL (Cluster for Cloud Evolution, ClimatE and Lightning) is a joint space mission between the French (CNES) and the Israeli (ISA) space agencies. It relies on […]

31.03.2021

Satellites reveal the spread of Sargassum across the Atlantic

Multum Sargassum! In the frame of the SAREDA (SArgassum Evolving Distribution in the Atlantic) project, the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) and the AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center implemented a system that monitors Sargassum in the Atlantic from space using observations from NASA’s MODIS instrument. Sargassum (Sargassum fluitans et natans species) are pelagic algae, i.e. they grow in […]

17.02.2021

Recent progress of the AERUS-GEO project for global observation of aerosols from geostationary satellites

Over past years CNRM has developed with support from AERIS/ICARE the AERUS-GEO suite of Aerosols and Surface properties products (https://www.icare.univ-lille.fr/projects/user-driven-projects/aerus-geo/). Initially aimed at providing a daily averaged Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) from SEVIRI sensors aboard the MSG satelliteseries, the project is now about to provide retrievals of aerosol properties at 15-min intervals thanks to the new i-AERUS-GEO algorithm (currently under validation). Also, thanks […]

06.11.2020

Release of CALIPSO IIR V4.20 L2 Product April 2020

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center and the French AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center in Lille, France, in collaboration with the CALIPSO mission team announce the release of a new version of the CALIPSO IIR Level-2 Track and Swath products.The V4.20 IIR Level-2 track and swath data products are the […]

14.05.2020

New insights into cloud microphysical processes from combined POLDER-MODIS Level-2 observations “PM-L2” – March 2020

The second paper by Van Diedenhoven et al (JGR, 2020) provides a global assessment of collocated cloud-top ice size, shape and scattering properties observations, again derived from the synergistic use of POLDER and MODIS observations (Illustration 2). It is shown that the ice scattering asymmetry parameters are found to decrease with increasing effective radius, contrary to […]

24.03.2020

Release of CALIPSO LIDAR Level-3 GEWEX Cloud Standard Product December 2019

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center and the French AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center in Lille, France, in collaboration with the CALIPSO mission team announce the release of a new CALIPSO lidar level-3 (L3) Global Energy and Water cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Cloud product. This new data product is a reformatted […]

28.01.2020

Release of SODA V2-20 and V2-21 products January 2020

AERIS/ICARE is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the CALIPSO/CloudSat SODA products, giving access to the aerosol and semi-transparent cloud optical depths from the analysis of surface and dense clouds returns. This product originates from the collaboration between IPSL/LATMOS, NASA LaRC, and AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center. The whole CALIPSO/CLOUDSAT period […]

10.01.2020

Workshop announcement: International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project ­- Next Generation EUMETSAT, 28-30 October 2019 (invitation only)

The workshop will be held to discuss priorities for the future direction of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project ­– Next Generation (ISCCP-NG). The Earth observing capabilities from geostationary orbit have advanced substantially over recent years. With the launch of GOES-17 in 2018, the global geostationary constellation is now comprised of sensors with 10 or […]

17.09.2019

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