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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

Introducing the New MISR Near Real-Time Aerosol Product

July 20, 2021

Recently, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA Langley Atmospheric Data Center (ASDC) released a new MISR near real-time (NRT) aerosol product, which is …

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Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) Begins First Deployment

July 13, 2021

The Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) field campaign has begun its first deployment after a one-year delay due to the …

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Researcher Profile Published on Dr. Richard Moore of North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES)

July 12, 2021

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) has published a researcher profile on Dr. Richard Moore, Deputy Project Scientist of the North Atlantic Aerosols and …

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Powered Up Data: Getting to Know the Sub-Orbital Order Tool (SOOT) Power User Interface

June 30, 2021

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Explore the Sub-Orbital Order Tool (SOOT) Power User Interface: a new tool released by the NASA Atmospheric Science Data …

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