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

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

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SUCCESS Data and Information


SUCCESS Data and Information

SUbsonic aircraft: Contrail & Clouds Effects Special Study (SUCCESS) is a NASA field program using scientifically instrumented aircraft and ground based measurements to investigate the effects of subsonic aircraft on contrails, cirrus clouds and atmospheric chemistry.

Project Title: 
Ground Station
Spatial Coverage: 

(36.6N Lat, 97.5W Lon)

Spatial Resolution: 

Data collected at 1.5 m to 6.0 m vertically and averaged to 30 m for archive

Temporal Coverage: 

04/12/1996 - 05/02/1996

Temporal Resolution: 

Averaged to 10 seconds

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April 8th, 1996. Flight track #5, cirrus image.
May 15th, 1996. Flight track #25, standard image.
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