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This is the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission's first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from 1.6 million kilometers away. It was taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four-megapixel CCD camera and telescope. The image was taken July 6, 2015, and shows North and Central America. The central turquoise areas are shallow seas around the Caribbean islands. This Earth image shows the effects of sunlight scattered by air molecules, giving the image a characteristic bluish tint.
Updated MISR Level 3 Imagery tool now contains data for 2009 - 2015. The Level 3 products are derived from averaging select Level 1 and Level 2 parameters over daily, monthly, seasonal and annual time periods. All MISR data products can also be ordered through the MISR Order and Customization Tool.
Level 3 Imagery
MISR Order and Customization Tool
The Toolsets for Airborne Data (TAD), developed at the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) to promote the airborne data use, is now available. This beta-release is an intuitive user interface for variable selection across different airborne field studies and includes features to create merge files based on a user’s choice of time base. Prior to accessing the TAD Web Application (https://tad.larc.nasa.gov) for the first time
The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) is a lidar remote sensing payload utilizing ISS as an affordable Earth Science observing platform. CATS provides in-space demonstration of technologies for future satellite missions while demonstrating build-to-cost project development with streamlined management structure.
For more information, please see the CATS homepage or the attached presentation (PPT).
On NASA's Suomi NPP satellite, the newest version of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument is scanning Earth, helping to assure availability of measurements of the energy leaving the Earth-atmosphere system. The CERES results help scientists to determine the Earth's energy balance, providing a long-term record of this crucial environmental parameter that will be consistent with those of its predecessors.
CALIPSO Instrument Operational
As of Thursday, Nov. 5, the payload was reported back in data acquisition and back to a nominal data processing state.
Due to a solar event, the CALIPSO satellite payload was commanded to SAFE mode early Thursday Oct. 29, 2015. The payload is expected to be in SAFE mode over the next several days. During this time, no data will be collected nor generated.
CALIPSO V3-00 Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Product Release
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center in collaboration with the CALIPSO mission announces the release of the following monthly data products:
ODISEES V1.0 Data Portal Release
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Ontology-Driven Interactive Search Environment for Earth Science (ODISEES), developed at the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) to enable parameter-level search, is now available at odisees.larc.nasa.gov.