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The CALIPSO Mission: results and progress
Author(s): Dave Winker; Yong Hu; Michael Pitts; Melody Avery; Brian Getzewich; Jason Tackett; Chieko Kittaka; Zhaoyan Liu; Mark Vaughan
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Paper Abstract

Aerosols and clouds play important roles in Earth's climate system but uncertainties over their interactions and their effects on the Earth energy budget limit our understanding of the climate system and our ability to model it. The CALIPSO satellite was developed to provide new capabilities to observe aerosol and cloud from space and to reduce these uncertainties. CALIPSO carries the first polarization-sensitive lidar to fly in space, which has now provided a four-year record of global aerosol and cloud profiles. This paper briefly summarizes the status of the CALIPSO mission, describes some of the results from CALIPSO, and presents highlights of recent improvements in data products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7832, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VI, 78320B (26 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864901
Show Author Affiliations
Dave Winker, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Yong Hu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Michael Pitts, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Melody Avery, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Brian Getzewich, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Jason Tackett, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Chieko Kittaka, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Zhaoyan Liu, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)
Mark Vaughan, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7832:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VI
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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