Highlights

Advancement of POLarimetric Observations (APOLO-2022) Third Conference

APOLO-2022 is the 3rd in an international series of conferences devoted to the use of light polarization for remote sensing. It will be held August 9-12, 2022 in Silver Spring, MD, USA. The primary topic is remote sensing with light polarization, including, but not limited to: advances in the theory of polarimetric remote sensing,  scattering […]

17.03.2022

Release of V2.00 Lidar Level 2 PSC mask

The CALIPSO mission team, in collaboration with the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center, announces the release of a new daily CALIOP Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Cloud (PSC) Mask Product: CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Standard-V2-00 The CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Cloud data product ensemble describes the spatial distribution, optical properties, and composition of […]

04.03.2022

ICARE Under The Hood

As many of our users have likely noticed, ICARE services have gone through several interruptions and maintenance operations these past weeks. Although regular and planned maintenance are part of the normal life of a data center, a combination of required significant system upgrades, major infrastructure renovation and unexpected hardware failures have combined to create a […]

17.11.2021

St-Vincent-Soufriere-Eruption

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

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