e images above show some of e first images collected by active remote sensors on e CloudSat (top) and CALIPSO (lower) satellites at NASA launched in spring 2006. e top image is a vertical cross-section of Tropical Storm Alberto, e first named storm of e 2006 Atlantic Hurricane season, captured by a radar on CloudSat on e 12, 2006. Images/animation above: CloudSat science animation: CloudSat flies a first-of-its-kind radar system at is much more sensitive an any current wea er radar.CloudSat will provide new information about e vertical structure of clouds, including e quantities of liquid water and ice ey contain, and how clouds affect e distribution of e sun’s energy in e atmosphere. science team. Some of ese activities are contributed as partnerships wi e project. CALIPSO was developed rough collaboration between NASA and e French Space Agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). NASA's Langley Research Center leads e CALIPSO mission and provides project management, science team leader-. 2009 Joint CALIPSO-CloudSat Science Team Meeting Held on y 28-31, 2009 e CALIPSO/CloudSat team meeting provided an opportunity for members of bo teams to discuss e data generated from CloudSat and CALIPSO and e future of e programs. In particular, e meeting focused on scientific discoveries and model improvements enabled by CloudSat and/or CALIPSO . CloudSat Science Team Meeting Examination of CALIPSO cloud detection in broken cloud conditions using high resolution MODIS data! C. R. Yost1, P. Minnis2, S. Sun-Mack1, L. Nguyen2, Y. Yi1 1Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), Hampton, VA 2NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA CloudSat Science Team Meeting. Save e Date! CloudSat and CALIPSO Science Team Meeting ember 3–5, Greater Washington DC Area. e joint CALIPSO/CloudSat Science Team Meeting is a forum provided to e science team members to report on eir investigation activities to NASA management and to o er members of e CALIPSO and CloudSat science teams. 5Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA 6NOAA–NESDIS, Silver Springs, MD, USA 7CIMSS–University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA 8NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA anks to: T. Hearty, Sung-Yung Lee, and e AIRS, CloudSat, and CALIPSO science teams AIRS Science Team Meeting. view of Ear 's atmosphere. CloudSat and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pa finder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) are undergoing final preparations for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. CloudSat and CALIPSO will provide a new, 3-D perspective on Ear 's clouds and air-borne particles called aerosols. is event is a unique opportunity for e science community to strenghen eir cooperation in areas of research, data retrieval techniques and validation-verification activities. e workshop also serves e annual CloudSat-CALIPSO joint science team meeting. e workshop is open to scientists working wi in science areas. CloudSat is an experimental satellite at uses radar to observe clouds and precipitation from space. CloudSat orbits in formation as part of e A-Train constellation of satellites (Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, PARASOL, and Aura).Orbital elements (two-line elements or TLEs) for CloudSat are available here (CloudSat DPC). CloudSat ground tracks be predicted using tools located on is NASA. CloudSat is a satellite mission designed to measure e vertical structure of clouds from space. e radar data produces detailed images of cloud structures which will contribute to a better understanding of clouds and climate. Please peruse is website to find out more about e CloudSat mission and e Data Processing Center. Winter 2006-2007 Snowfall Field Campaign e NASA GPM Project and e Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM) Science Team participated in to e Canadian CloudSat/CALIPSO Validation Programme (C3VP) during winter 2006-2007. e campaign took place in e vicinity of e Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiments (CARE) operated by e Meteorological Service of Canada. 20, · CALIPSO was launched on April 28, 2006 wi e cloud profiling radar system on e CloudSat satellite. CALIPSO and CloudSat are highly complementary and toge er provide new, never-before-seen 3-D perspectives of how clouds and aerosols form, evolve, and affect wea er and climate. NASA ’ SCIENCE WRITER’S GUIDE S FIRST REE EAR SYSTEM SCIENCE PA FINDER PROGRAM (ESSP) SATELLITES A guide for reporters to understand e mission and purpose of NASA’s satellites CALIPSO CloudSat GRACE National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA.gov brings you e latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get e latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal e unknown and benefit all humankind. At a meeting of e CloudSat and CALIPSO science teams to determine whe er CALIPSO should join its sister, ere was no debate. Literally no one came ford and said, 'I have an absolute burning need for CALIPSO to stay in e A-train,' said Charles Webb, who oversees NASA's fleet of operating Ear -orbiting satellites. CloudSat/Calypso. •Cloud liquid quantities from AMSR-E, MODIS and CloudSat. •Cloud ice quantities from MLS, CloudSat and AMSU-B on NOAA 16 • Our data set: –Preserves instantaneous relationships between observations along e orbit track. –On a common, nested grid (inspired by 0.25 deg AMSR-E grid). • Apply to MJO studies. CloudSat is a satellite mission designed to measure e vertical structure of clouds from space. e radar data produces detailed images of cloud structures. CloudSat is one of a constellation of satellites known as e A-Train (Cloudsat, CALIPSO, PARASOL, Aqua, Aura, GCOM-W1). e satellites fly in a nearly circular orbit wi an equatorial altitude of approximately 705 km. CloudSat will provide e first global observations of clouds using a satellite-based radar, revealing ickness, height, water and ice content, and a wide range of precipitation data. e CALIPSO satellite will provide vertical, curtain-like images of e atmosphere on a global scale using a lidar. e CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Team Meeting website has moved to https://sites.google.com/view/-ccstmhttps://sites.google.com/view/-ccstm. vides support to e science team. Some of ese activities are con-tributed as partnerships wi e proj-ect. CloudSat is a project from e NASA Ear System Science Pa finder Program. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., provides program management, system engi-neering support and overall program management for e Ear. e French airborne Radar-Lidar (RALI) platform carries a CloudSat/CALIPSO instrument configuration (lidar at a waveleng of 532 nm and a 95 GHz cloud radar) as well as an Ear Care instrument configuration (high spectral resolution lidar at 355 nm and a 95 GHz Doppler cloud radar). As of April 1st, e official URL for accessing is website will change to https://gpm.nasa.gov. e legacy URL at https://pmm.nasa.gov will only continue to work for a limited time. e CloudSat Science Team, 2002: e CloudSat Mission and e A-Train: A new dimension of space based observations of clouds and precipitation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 83, 1771–1790. Key CPR Facts Heritage: Aircraft and ground-based 94-GHz radars Nadir-pointing 94-GHz radar measures cloud reflectivity vs. altitude along nadir track. A complete understanding of e Ear ’s hydrologic cycle necessarily dictates an ability to accurately quantify e global range of precipitation rates and types (rain, snow etc.). In turn, global observations of precipitation are most efficiently made from space. Great strides in e measurement of global tropical rainfall have occurred recently as a result of e NASA Tropical Rainfall. Properties wi CALIPSO and CloudSat Data CERES Science Team Meeting Pearl Young eater NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA April 22-24, Fu-Lung Chang1 Patrick Minnis2, Sunny Sun-Mack1, Yan Chen1 1) SSAI/NASA LaRC, Hampton, VA 2) NASA LaRC, Hampton, VA. Oreopoulos, L. Cho, N. Lee, D (). New insights about cloud vertical structure from CloudSat and CALIPSO observations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 122(17), 9280-9300. Abstract Active cloud observations from A-Train's CloudSat and CALIPSO satellites offer new opportunities to examine e vertical structure of hydrometeor layers. For its mission-saving efforts, our CloudSat team won a NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Ad. In its out-years, CloudSat has been growing in importance to e international wea er community. Some 56 nations are regularly using its science data and have downloaded over million files, wi each file representing one orbit’s wor of data. In is Issue. Click title below to view page. Meeting/Workshop Sum ies. Sum y of e Sun–Climate Symposium 4. Sum y of e Joint CALIPSO/CloudSat Science Program Annual Review 16. Sum y of e irty-Second and irty- ird CERES Science Team Meetings . Meeting Sum ies. AIRS Science Team Meeting Sum y 16 Sum y of e Twenty-Fif CERES-II Science Team Meeting 18. From NASA’s Ear Observatory. Visualizing e Highs and Lows of Lake Mead 21. In e News. NASA Studies Details of a Greening Arctic 22 NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Ear 24 NASA Satellite Data Could Help. 02 V 30 2 editor's corner In is Issue Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting 23 Editor’s Corner Front Cover NASA High Mountain Asia Team Precipitation Workshop Sum y 27 Mission Status Report CloudSat Exits e A-Train 4 In e News Feature Articles NASA’s Longest Running Survey of Ice Shattered Records in 31. CALIPSO, CloudSat, CERES and MODIS merged Sunny Sun‐Mack2, and Tom Charlock1 1NASA Langley Research Center 2Science and Systems and Applicaons, Inc. . 4, 2009 CERES science team meeting. Heang rate proﬁle Radiave eﬀect. Sum y of e Twentie OMI Science Individual Ad 28 Team Meeting 26 OCO-2 Level-2, Build 8 Data Now CERES Science Team Meeting Sum y 29 Publicly Available 49 Sum y of e LANCE User Working Group Meeting 34 Regular Features Sum y of e LCLUC-SARI International Science Meeting 40 NASA Ear Science in e News 53. 06, 2006 · First Images from NASA's Cloudsat Reveal New 3D Cloud Details. Press Release From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Posted: Tuesday, e 6, 2006. e first images from NASA's new CloudSat . TC4 Science Team Meeting 2527 April 2007 Desired CloudSat Validation Coordination Straight and level flight legs covering variety of cloud types to examine calibration and algori ms. Desire for deep convection and tropical storms during CloudSat overpasses to examine multiple scattering in CloudSat . CloudSat cloud fractions over e eastern Pacific were only ~ one- ird ose over e Bay of Bengal, in contrast to comparable cloud fractions wi in e field experiment datasets. A in melting-level cloud population was also more apparent in e JASMINE data an in e EPIC field experiment data, but e larger CloudSat dataset showed e. Students and Scientists Link Up to Study Climate and Wea er: 03.28.05 Two classrooms full of inquisitive six graders were able to meet for e first time recently wi e help of NASA an unlikely meeting as e two classes are more an 3,840 miles (approximately 7, 0 km) apart. In 2006, CloudSat and CALIPSO eased into e train behind Aqua just 93 kilometers – about 12.5 seconds – from one ano er. As a result, CALIPSO's lidar beam and CloudSat's radar have coincided at Ear 's surface about ninety percent of e time ey have been in orbit. Reaping e Reds. Meeting / Workshop Sum ies e Glory of e Story: A Sum y of Kendall Haven’s Presentation at e EPO Colloquium 17 NASA Takes Kids on a gle Odyssey of e Mind 21 CALIPSO-CloudSat Educator’s Launch Conference 23 Colorado State University Hosts CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Team Launch Dinner 26 Fif CERES-II Science Team. 12, 2007 · Speaking at e fall meeting of e American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, Graeme Stephens, CloudSat principal investigator and professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., outlined results of several recent studies currently in peer review. Members of e CloudSat Science Team have developed e Science algori ms and softe for e CloudSat Standard Data Products. Four universities and e NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) are participants on e CloudSat algori m development team. During e Operational (on-orbit) Phase, e DPC will be staffed by CIRA employees, Science. Figure 6: e CPR assembly wi a schematic of e antenna and HPA subsystems (image credit: NASA). Note: e inset figures of Figure 6 are actual photographs of flight harde.. e CPR antenna is a fixed 1.85 m diameter reflector of composite graphite material to reduce mass. e antenna provides ≥ 63.1 dBi gain, has a half-beamwid of ≤ 12º, and has sidelobes. NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from e unique perspective of America’s space agency. Get e latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer e future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. CloudSat is a NASA Ear observation satellite, which was launched on a Delta II rocket on April 28, 2006. It uses radar to measure e altitude and properties of clouds, adding to information on e relationship between clouds and climate in order to help resolve questions about global ming.. CloudSat flies in formation in e A Train, wi several o er satellites including Aqua, Aura. 17, · e second image, acquired by CloudSat on e same day, shows a cross-section—how e storm would look if it had been sliced near e middle and viewed from e side. In April 2006, a Boeing Delta II rocket launched CloudSat, along wi a second satellite, CALIPSO, into space on two- and ree-year missions to study e world’s clouds.