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CALIPSO Science Objectives Animation

Scientists are eager to use CALIPSO data to study the nature of the atmosphere. Using lidar and a pair of infrared and visible imaging systems, CALIPSO promises to deliver new insights into how clouds and aerosols work to affect the atmosphere.
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This animation illustrates how CALIPSO captures data to study the nature of the atmosphere.    This animation illustrates how CALIPSO captures data to study the nature of the atmosphere.
Duration: 24.0 seconds
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This print resolution still from the animation above illustrates how CALIPSO obtains a vertical slice of atmospheric data.    This print resolution still from the animation above illustrates how CALIPSO obtains a vertical slice of atmospheric data.

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This print resolution still Illustrates a vertical slice of data from a higher vantage point.    This print resolution still Illustrates a vertical slice of data from a higher vantage point.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20083
Animation Number:20083
Completed:2005-09-14
Animators:Susan Twardy (HTSI) (Lead)
 Chris Meaney (HTSI)
Writer:Sarah DeWitt (NASA/GSFC)
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Weather
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds >> Cloud Liquid Water/Ice
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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