Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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at the NASA Langley Research Center

CATS Featured Articles



CATS Featured Articles




A Slice of Cirrus: Image of the Day - The red line on the MODIS image shows the area scanned just hours before by the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) onboard the International Space Station.

Nighttime View of Raung Volcanic Plume : Natural Hazards - The CATS instrument slices through darkness to reveal the vertical structure of a volcanic plume.

Blue Marble, Eastern Hemisphere: Image of the Day -  Three more missions are set to take off in the next six months: the wind-measuring ISS-RapidScat, the ISS Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. And research planes have been flying over polar ice, hurricanes, boreal forests, and pollution plumes.

Dust and Clouds Dance Over the Sahara - ... CPL is a prototype of the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), an instrument package that is soon to be launched to the space station.