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CALIPSO Celebrates 15 Years of Cloud Observations from Space


On April 28, 2006, the French-American satellite CALIPSO was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. CALIPSO continues to overachieve in its mission to gather unique data about our home planet’s clouds and other tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere. Originally designed as a three-year mission, it’s surpassed its 15th anniversary without missing a step.

Recent DAAC Updates

Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment (ACTIVATE) Returns to Operations for Summer 2021 Deployment

June 7, 2021

In May of 2021, the Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment (ACTIVATE) returned to operations for a summer 2021 deployment. This deployment …

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NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Release 4-IntegratedProduct (Rel4-IP)

June 1, 2021

NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget Release 4-IntegratedProduct (Rel4-IP) is now available. This release supersedes the older Release 3.0. SRB Rel4-IP contains longwave (LW) and shortwave (SW) …

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Accessing Airborne and Field Campaign Data with the Sub-Orbital Order Tool Microarticle Release Announcement

April 2, 2021

Suborbital campaigns, which are a key component of the integrated observing system of the atmosphere, tend to have complex datasets as a result of sampling …

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Sub-Orbital Order Tool (SOOT) Power User Interface (UI) Release Announcement

March 25, 2021

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center has released the new Sub-Orbital Order Tool (SOOT) to enhance the accessibility of …

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