ICARE

The ICARE Thematic Center was created in 2003 by CNES, CNRS, the Nord-Pas-De-Calais Regional Council, and the University of Lille, to provide various services to support the research community in fields related to atmospheric research, such as aerosols, clouds, radiation, water cycle, and their interactions. ICARE's initial emphasis is the production and distribution of remote sensing data derived from Earth observation missions from CNES, NASA, and EUMETSAT. One of ICARE's main components is the Data and Services Center, located at the University of Lille, which develops science algorithms and production codes, building on the expertise from various partner Science Computing Facilities, and distributes products to the users community.

HIGHLIGHTS


Release of CALIPSO V1-00 Lidar Level-3 Ice Cloud product
July 2018


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The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center in collaboration with the CALIPSO mission team announces the release of a new CALIOP Level 3 Ice Cloud Product: CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00
The CALIOP Level-3 Ice Cloud monthly product reports global distributions of ice cloud extinction coefficients and ice water content histograms on a uniform spatial grid. All parameters are derived from the latest version 4 CALIOP Level-2 5 km cloud profile product. The monthly product is available beginning with data from June 13, 2006 through December 31, 2016.




Public release of Megha-Tropiques
Surface Accumulated Rainfall – May 2017 – Update March 2018


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Update of previous highlight posted in May 2017: The TAPEER-BRAIN product is now available until December 14, 2017. Please note that this product is available in the MULTI_SENSOR section of the archive.
We are pleased to announce the release of the daily cumulated surface rainfall products and associated uncertainties. This so-called TAPEER-BRAIN product is available for the period from October 2011 till end of December 2016 at the resolution of 1°/1day, and are archived at the AERIS/ICARE data center.
To access the data, users must register. Registered users can access the data through the Archive Web Interface and the FTP server. See the Data Access section for details on access procedures and data policy.
Click here to access the data from the ICARE archive interface (current version: v1.00).
Click here to access the archive using FTP.




First announcement
2nd Workshop CGMS International Cloud Working Group
29 October-2 November 2018, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


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The 2nd Workshop of the International Cloud Working Group (ICWG) will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA from 29 October to 2 November 2018. The workshop aims at enhancing cloud retrieval schemes and their applicability and a better characterization of their validity. Experts working with cloud parameter retrieval schemes from passive imagers, passive microwave, and lidar and radar observations are invited to participate in the workshop and to contribute to the workshop’s cloud parameter inter-comparison and validation activities. More information on registration and submitting abstracts will follow in the second announcement.

To see the first official announcement, click here.
For details on the selected golden days, and when and how to submit your data, click here.


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