CALIPSO Publications


Garnier A., Pelon J., Dubuisson P., Faivre M., Chomette O., Pascal N., Kratz D. P., 2012:Retrieval of cloud properties using CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer. Part I: effective emissivity and optical depth, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2012 doi : 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0220.1

Josset, D., J. Pelon, A. Garnier, Y-X. Hu, M. Vaughan, P. Zhai, R. Kuehn, and P. Lucker, 2012: Cirrus optical depth and lidar ratio retrieval from combined CALIPSO-CloudSat observations using ocean surface echo, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D05207, doi:10.1029/2011JD016959.

Reverdy, M., V. Noel, H. Chepfer, and B. Legras, 2012: On the origin of subvisible cirrus clouds in the tropical upper troposphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 14875-14926

Sourdeval O., Brogniez G., Pelon J., C.-Labonnote L., Dubuisson P., Parol F., Josset D., Garnier A., Faivre M., Minikin A., 2012: Validation of IIR/CALIPSO Level 1 Measurements by Comparison with Collocated Airborne Observations during CIRCLE-2 and Biscay '08 Campaigns. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 29, 653-667. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00143.1


Bréon, FM, A. Vermeulen, J. Descloitres, 2011: An evaluation of satellite aerosol products against sunphotometer measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.06.017

Delanoë, J., R. J. Hogan, R. M. Forbes, A. Bodas-Salcedo and T. H. M.Stein, 2011: Evaluation of ice cloud representation in the ECMWF and UK Met Office models using CloudSat and CALIPSO data, Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 137: 2064-2078. doi: 10.1002/qj.882

Konsta, D., H. Chepfer, and J.-L. Dufresne, 2011: A process oriented description of tropical oceanic clouds for climate model evaluation, based on a statistical analysis of daytime A-train high spatial resolution observations, Climate Dynamics, in revision

Martins, E., V. Noel, and H. Chepfer, 2011 : Properties of cirrus and subvisible cirrus from nighttime CALIOP, related to atmospheric dynamics and water vapor, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D02208, doi:10.1029/2010JD014519.

Stein, T. H. M., J. Delanoë and R. J. Hogan, 2011: : A comparison among four different retrieval methods for ice-cloud properties using data from CloudSat, CALIPSO, and MODIS, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology Volume 50, Issue 9, pp. 1952-1969 doi:

Stein, T. H. M., D. J. Parker, J. Delanoë, N. S. Dixon, R. J. Hogan, P.Knippertz, R. I. Maidment, and J. H. Marsham, 2011: The vertical cloud structure of the West African monsoon: a four-year climatology using CloudSat and CALIPSO. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D22205, doi:10.1029/2011JD016029

Vernier, J. P., J. P. Pommereau, L. W. Thomason, J. Pelon, A. Garnier,T. Deshler, J. Jumelet, and J. K. Nielsen, 2011 : Overshooting of clean tropospheric air in the tropical lower stratosphere as seen by the CALIPSO lidar, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9683-9696, 2011 doi:10.5194/acp-11-9683-2011

Vernier J.-P., L. W. Thomason, and J. Kar, 2011 : CALIPSO detection of an Asian tropopause aerosol layer, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L07804, doi:10.1029/2010GL046614.

Vernier, J.-P., et al., 2011: Major influence of tropical volcanic eruptions on the stratospheric aerosol layer during the last decade, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L12807, doi:10.1029/2011GL047563


Bou Karam, D., C. Flamant, J. Cuesta, J. Pelon, and E. Williams, 2010: Dust emission and transport associated with a Saharan depression:February 2007 case, 115, D00H27, J. Geophys. Res.,doi:10.1029/2009JD012390.

Chepfer, H., S. Bony, D. Winker, G. Cesana, J. L. Dufresne, P. Minnis, C. J. Stubenrauch, and S. Zeng, 2010: The GCM Oriented CALIPSO CloudProduct (CALIPSO-GOCCP), J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00H16,doi:10.1029/2009JD012251.

Costantino, L., and F.M. Bréon, 2010: Analysis of Aerosol-Cloud interaction from multi-sensors satellite observation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 342, 4, 412-424.

Delanoë, J., and R. J. Hogan, 2010: Combined CloudSat-CALIPSO-MODISretrievals of the properties of ice clouds, J. Geophys. Res., 115,D00H29, doi:10.1029/2009JD012346

Dupont, J.-C., M. Haeffelin, Y. Morille, V. Noel, P. Keckhut, D. Winker,J. Comstock, P. Chervet, and A. Roblin, 2010: Macrophysical and opticalproperties of midlatitude cirrus clouds from 4 ground-based lidars andcollocated CALIOP observations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00H24,doi:10.1029/2009JD011943.

Josset, D., J. Pelon, and Y. Hu, 2010: Multi-instrument calibration method based on a multiwavelength ocean surface model, IEEE Geosci.Remote Sens. Lett., 7, 195-199, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2009.2030906.

Josset, D., P-W. Zhai, Y. Hu, J. Pelon, and P. L. Lucker, 2010: Lidar equation for ocean surface and subsurface, Opt. Express, 18, 20862-20875,doi:10.1364/OE.18.020862.

Mioche, G., D. Josset, J.-F. Gayet, J. Pelon, A. Garnier, A. Minikin, and A. Schwarzenboeck, 2010: Validation of the CALIPSO/CALIOP extinctioncoefficients from in situ observations in mid-latitude cirrus cloudsduring CIRCLE-2 experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00H25,doi:10.1029/2009JD012376.

Noel, V. and H. Chepfer, 2010: A global view of horizontally-orientedcrystals in ice clouds from CALIPSO, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00H23,doi:10.1029/2009JD012365.

Peyridieu S., A. Chédin, D. Tanré , V. Capelle, C. Pierangelo, N. Lamquin and R. Armante, 2010: Saharan dust infrared optical depth and altitude retrieved from AIRS: afocus over North Atlantic - Comparison to MODIS and CALIPSO, Atmos. Chem.Phys., 10, 1953-1967 (2010)

Protat, A., J. Delanoë, E. J. O'Connor, and T. S. L'Ecuyer; (2010): Theevaluation of CloudSat and CALIPSO ice microphysical products usingground-based cloud radar and lidar observations, J. Atmos. OceanicTechnol., 27, 793-810, doi:10.1175/2009JTECHA1397.1.

Protat, A., L. Rikus, S. Young, J. Le Marshall, P. May, and M. Whimpey, 2010: Evaluation of ACCESS-A Clouds and Convection using Near Real-Time CloudSat-CALIPSO Observations, Atmos. CAWCR Research Letters, 4, 27-33, ISSN:1836-5949

Protat, A., J. Delanoë, E. O'Connor and T. L'Ecuyer, 2010: The evaluation of CloudSat-derived ice microphysical products using ground-based cloud radar and lidar observations. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech.,27, 793-810.

Stubenrauch, C. J., S. Cros, A. Guignard, and N. Lamquin, 2010: A 6-year global cloud climatology from the Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder AIRSand a statistical analysis in synergy with CALIPSO and CloudSat, Atmos. Atmos.Chem. Phys., 10, 7197-7214, doi:10.5194/acp-10-7197-2010

Winker, D. M., J. Pelon, J. A. Coakley, Jr., S. A. Ackerman, R. J.Charlson, P. R. Colarco, P. Flamant, Q. Fu, R. Hoff, C. Kittaka, T. L.Kubar, H. LeTreut, M. P. McCormick, G. Megie, L. Poole, K. Powell, C.Trepte, M. A. Vaughan, B. A. Wielicki, 2010: The CALIPSO Mission: AGlobal 3D View Of Aerosols And Clouds, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 91,1211-1229, doi:10.1175/2010BAMS3009.1.


Chepfer, H., and V. Noel, 2009, A tropical "NAT-like" belt observed from space, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L03813, doi:10.1029/2008GL036289.

Flamant, C., C. Lavaysse, M. C. Todd, J.-P. Chaboureau and J. Pelon, 2009, Multi-platform observations of a springtime case of Bodélé andSudan dust emission, transport and scavenging over West Africa, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 135, 413-430, doi:10.1002/qj.376

Jumelet, J., S. Bekki, P. Seifert, N. Montoux, J.-P. Vernier, and J.Pelon, 2009, Microphysical modeling of a midlatitude "polar stratospheric cloud" event: Comparisons against multiwavelength ground-based and spaceborne lidar data, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D00H03,doi:10.1029/2009JD011776.

Lamquin, N., K. Gierens, C. J. Stubenrauch, and R. Chatterjee, 2009, Evaluation of upper tropospheric humidity forecasts from ECMWF using AIRSand CALIPSO data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 1779-1793

Noel , V. and H. Chepfer, 2009, Reply to comment by Poole et al. on 'Atropical'NAT-like' belt observed from space, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36,L20804, doi:10.1029/2009GL039689

Noel, V., A. Hertzog, and H. Chepfer, 2009, CALIPSO observations of wave-induced PSCs with near-unity optical depth over Antarctica in 2006?2007, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D05202, doi:10.1029/2008JD010604.

Plana-Fattori, A., G. Brogniez, P. Chervet, M. Haeffelin, O. Lado-Bordowsky, Y. Morille, F. Parol, J. Pelon, A. Roblin, G. Sèze, and C. Stubenrauch,, 2009, Comparison of high clouds characteristics as estimated by selected spaceborne observations and ground-based lidar datasets, J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 48, 1142-1160, 2009, doi: 10.1175/2009JAMC1964.1

Vernier, J. P., J. P. Pommereau, A. Garnier, J. Pelon, N. Larsen, J.Nielsen, T. Christensen, F. Cairo, L. W. Thomason, T. Leblanc, and I. S.McDermid, 2009, The tropical stratospheric aerosol layer from CALIPSO lidar observations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D00H10,doi:10.1029/2009JD011946.

Vuolo R., H. Chepfer, L. Menut, 2009, Comparison of dust layers vertical structures modeled with CHIMERE-DUST and observed with the CALIOP lidar., J. Geophys. Res., revised.

Waquet, F., J. Riedi, L. Labonnote, P. Goloub, B. Cairns, J.-L. Deuzé and D. Tanré, 2009, Aerosol remote sensing over clouds using the A-Train observations, J. Atmos. Sci., in press.


Berthier, S., Chazette, P., Pelon, J., and Baum, B., , 2008, Comparison of cloud statistics from spaceborne lidar systems, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8,6965-6977

Chepfer, H., S. Bony, D. M. Winker, M. Chiriaco, J.-L. Dufresne, and G.Sèze, 2008, Use of CALIPSO lidar observations to evaluate the cloudiness simulated by a climate model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L15704,doi:10.1029/2008GL034207.

Delanoë, J., and R. J. Hogan, 2008, A variational scheme for retrieving ice cloud properties from combined radar, lidar, and infrared radiometer, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D07204, doi:10.1029/2007JD009000.

Dubuisson, P., V. Giraud, J. Pelon, B. Cadet, and P. Yang, 2008, Sensitivity of Thermal Infrared Radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere and the Surface to Ice Cloud Microphysics, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 2545-2560

Generoso, S., I. Bey, M. Labonne, and F.-M. Bréon , 2008, Aerosol vertical distribution in dust outflow over the Atlantic: Comparisons between GEOS-Chem and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO), J. Geophys. Res., 113, D24209, doi:10.1029/2008JD010154.

Hu, Y., K. Stamnes, M. Vaughan, J. Pelon, C. Weimer, D. Wu, M. Cisewski, W. Sun, P. Yang, B. Lin, A. Omar, D. Flittner, C. Hostetler, C. Trepte, D.Winker, G. Gibson, and M. Santa-Maria, 2008, Sea surface wind speedestimation from space-based lidar measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 3593-3601

Josset, D., J. Pelon, A. Protat, and C. Flamant, 2008, New approach to determine aerosol optical depth from combined CALIPSO and CloudSat ocean surface echoes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L10805, doi:10.1029/2008GL033442

Lamquin, N., C. J. Stubenrauch, and J. Pelon, 2008, Upper tropospheric humidity and cirrus geometrical and optical thickness: Relationships inferred from 1 year of collocated AIRS and CALIPSO data, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D00A08, doi:10.1029/2008JD010012

Noel, V., A. Hertzog, H. Chepfer, and D. M. Winker, 2008, Polar stratospheric clouds over Antarctica from the CALIPSO spaceborne lidar, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D02205, doi:10.1029/ 2007JD008616.

Noel, V., A. Hertzog, and H. Chepfer, 2008, CALIPSO observations of wave-induced PSCs with near-unity optical depth over Antarctica in 2006-2007, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D05202, doi:10.1029/2008JD010604.

Stubenrauch CJ, Cros S, Lamquin N, et al., 2008, Cloud properties from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder and evaluation with Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D19,D00A10.


Chiriaco, M. et al., 2007, Comparison of CALIPSO-Like, LaRC, and MODIS Retrievals of Ice-Cloud Properties over SIRTA in France and Florida during CRYSTAL-FACE, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 46(3), 249-272, doi:10.1175/JAM2435.1.

Labonne, M., F.-M. Bréon, and F. Chevallier, 2007, Injection height of biomass burning aerosols as seen from a spaceborne lidar, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L11806, doi:10.1029/2007GL029311.2005].

Noel, V., D. M. Winker, T. J. Garrett, and M. McGill, 2007, Extinction coefficients retrieved in deep tropical ice clouds from lidar observations using a CALIPSO-like algorithm compared to in-situ measurements from the cloud integrating nephelometer during CRYSTAL-FACE, ACP, 7(5), 1415-1422.


Hu, Y., Z. Liu, D. Winker, M. Vaughan, V. Noel, L. R. Bissonnette, G. Roy, and M. McGill , 2006, Simple relation between lidar multiple scattering and depolarization for water clouds., Opt. Lett., 31(12), 1809-1811, doi:10.1364/OL.31.001809.

Bréon, F.-M. , 2006, How Do Aerosols Affect Cloudiness and Climate? Science Vol. 313. no. 5787, pp. 623 - 624DOI: 10.1126/science.1131668