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.
Public release of Megha-Tropiques SAPHIR and ScaRaB Level-2 products
Update on Level-1 products and MADRAS status
- SAPHIR L2-UTH: Upper Tropospheric Relative Humidity from SAPHIR
- ScaRaB L2-FLUX: Top-of-the-Atmosphere shortwave and longwave unfiltered Radiances, Flux and Albedo products
- ScaRaB L2B-FLUX: 1-degree gridded version of the L2-FLUX shortwave and longwave Flux and Albedo products
Concerning the Level-1 products, the mission group has decided that orbit-wise products require further evaluation and should no longer be distributed to the public until further notice. The segment-wise Level-1 products are available in version 1.06.
Concerning MADRAS, ISRO and CNES announced in a joint communiqué in September 2013 that the MADRAS instrument has been declared non-operational. As of January 26, 2013, MADRAS Level-1 data is not valid and will not be disseminated to users. The 16-month archive of valid data (from launch to January 26, 2013) are currently restricted to the Science Team members and to other accredited users. MADRAS data are expected to be released in 2014.
ESA Climate Change Initiative: First set of CCI-Aerosol products released
The CCI-Aerosol project (2010-2013), part of the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI), is designed to provide essential climate variables for aerosols from satellite data. ESA's CCI-Aerosol products are now freely available from ICARE to all users.
Please visit our CCI-Aerosol page or ESA's CCI-Aerosol web site for more information.
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2e Journée Thématique du Programme National de Télédétection Spatiale
"Synergie innovante entre capteurs de télédétection spatiale"
2nd PNTS Workshop on "New synergy between sensors in Remote Sensing"
14 November 2013, CNES, Paris
Le Programme National de Télédétection Spatiale organise le 14 novembre 2013 sa seconde journée thématique consacrée aux approches explorant la synergie innovante entre capteurs de télédétection spatiale dans le but de promouvoir l'interdisciplinarité et favoriser les interactions et échanges scientifiques. La journée s'articulera autour de 6 présentations invitées de 30 min qui permettront aux participants d'échanger sur leurs expériences, de discuter des dernières avancées dans les domaines concernés et de dégager des pistes prioritaires de recherche qui pourraient bénéficier à l'ensemble des communautés liées à la télédétection spatiale.
The PNTS (French Spatial Remote Sensing Program) is organizing its second workshop on New synergy between sensors in Remote Sensing. The aim of the workshop is to foster exchanges between research scientists from multiple disciplines to discuss recent advances in multi-sensor synergy techniques and identify research priorities.