ICARE Highlights

Complete Reprocessing of POLDER Atmosphere Products
and New Distribution Scheme for POLDER Products


A reprocessing of the entire POLDER-1/POLDER-2 archive was completed in November 2007 to produce all atmosphere products (Aerosols and Clouds) with the latest generation of science algorithms used to process the PARASOL data, such that a consistent POLDER-1, POLDER-2, and POLDER-3/PARASOL archive is now available.
On that occasion, POLDER distribution services for atmosphere products are transferred from CNES/CPP to ICARE. The ICARE Data and Services Center is now responsible for the processing, archive, and distribution of POLDER atmosphere products, in line with the PARASOL mission. From now on, all POLDER level-1 and atmosphere products may be downloaded from the ICARE website.

A-Train Lille Symposium 2007
"Bringing together A-Train observations and modelling
to understand aerosols and clouds"


The "A-Train Lille Symposium 2007" will be held in Lille - Grand-Palais, October 22-25, 2007. The symposium aims at providing a forum focused on characterization of cloud and aerosol properties, their representation in models, and related processes such as cloud-aerosols interactions and their effect on radiation. The "A-train observatory", set up by NASA and CNES, includes an unprecedented set of five satellites, flying along the same track and observing the aerosol-cloud system with complementing sensors.


Fires in Greece, August 2007

Large forest fires erupted in Greece's Peloponnesus Peninsula on August 24th, 2007, producing thick plumes of smoke over the Ionian Sea. Several remote sensing images and products available from the ICARE archive helped users analyze that event.