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

SUCCESS

Projects: 
Spatial Coverage: 
36.6N Lat. 97.5W Lon.
Temporal Coverage: 
04/12/1996 - 05/02/1996
Definition/Description: 

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. The experiment is cosponsored by NASA's Subsonic Assessment Program and the Radiation Sciences Program which are part of the overall Aeronautics and Mission to Planet Earth Programs, respectively. SUCCESS has well over a hundred direct participants from several NASA Centers, other agencies, universities, and private research companies.