PI Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou
Participant National Observatory of Athens

The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) was launched in April 2006, from NASA (USA) and CNES (France), so as to study the clouds’ and aerosols’ impact on the Earth. On board CALIPSO satellite there are three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Fiels Camera (WFC). It has the some orbit with five other satellites in the international “A-Train” for Earth observations.

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CHARADMexp campaign is funded by the European Space Agency.

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CHARADMexp is supported by the BEYOND Centre of Excellence, in the frame of the satellite cal/val activities performed by the Centre. LIVAS climatology as well as the smoke dispersion and dust services provided by BEYOND will be validated through the CHARADMexp campaign.

ACTRIS provides support to CHARADMexp participants by offering access to the Finokalia research facilities through the Transnational Access activity of the Network.