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.


2nd announcement
3rd International A-Train Symposium
18-21 April 2017, Pasadena Convention Center, California
Registration now open


The 705-km Afternoon (A-Train) Satellite Constellation brings together a rich array of instruments to better understand Earth’s changing climate and environment. The 3rd International Symposium on the A-Train Satellite Constellation is an opportunity to learn more about the evolving capabilities of the A-Train system, and to engage other colleagues with similar interests.
To see the second official circular, click here.
Registration and abstract submission are now open. Abstracts are due by November 15, 2016. There is no registration fee to attend. Additional information regarding the meeting is available on the symposium web site: https://atrain2017.org/

Release of Level-2 Geostationary Cloud Products
August 2016

Cloud type classification for 4 geostationary sensors - Image credit: NOAA/SATMOS/JMA/IPSL/ICARE

AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center is pleased to announce the public release of cloud products derived from geostationary sensors in collaboration with Meteo-France/CMS/SATMOS and the Megha-Tropiques Science Team. The products (cloud mask, cloud type and cloud top pressure) are available over the period beginning with the Megha-Tropiques mission launch in October 2011 until present. This cloud information obtained at the highest spatial and temporal scale available is an important complement to the Megha-Tropiques mission, which aims at describing the radiative flux, the humidity profiles, and rain fields associated with tropical convection at a high temporal resolution.
Those cloud products are produced using an extended version of the SAFNWC (Satellite Application Facility for NowCasting) algorithm originally developed for SEVIRI by Derrien and Le Gleau (2005, 2010) and adapted to other geostationary data sets (Sèze et al. 2015).
For more information about products and data access, see the Megha-Tropiques 'Products' page (SAFNWC and GEOCLD section).

1st announcement
3rd International A-Train Symposium
19-21 April 2017, Pasadena, California


For over a decade, the A-Train Constellation has successfully collected a uniquely comprehensive environmental data set. The 3rd International A-Train Symposium will be an opportunity to learn and exchange information about A-Train scientific breakthroughs and to highlight how Earth science has benefited from the long, continuous, multi-sensor data set. The 3rd Symposium follows on previous A-Train Symposia held in Lille, France in 2007 and in New Orleans in 2010.
To see the official first circular, click here.
Additional information regarding the meeting, as well as on-line registration and abstract submission form, will be available at the following web site: https://espo.nasa.gov/a-train_2017. Another notice will be sent when registration and abstract submission are open.

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