The Cloud-Aerosol LiDAR and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite’s CALIOP sensor generates vertical LiDAR profiles of the atmosphere at a global scale.
Houston, We Have Pollution!
Wildfires in Texas have the potential to impact not only the areas of origin but also the entire state. Smoke plumes from wildfires travel across the state with trajectories that are greatly influenced by meteorological conditions.
Cutting Through the Noise to Find a Rhythm: Displaying CALIPSO Data
Category: Assessing Air Quality & Water Resources Project Team: CALIPSO Cross-Cutting Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia Authors: Kathleen Moore Ahmad Aburizaiza Andrea Martinez Adama Ba Joseph Driscoll Mentors/Advisors: Grant Mercer (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Past/Other Contributors: Emily Gotschalk (Center Lead) Tyler Rhodes (Center Lead) Grant Mercer Nathan Qian Ashna … Read More
The Smoke-Screen: An Open-Source Visualizer of CALIPSO Data
Atmospheric scientists analyze satellite data as part of their assessments of atmospheric health. One such satellite, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO), outputs images of longitudinal cross-sections of the Earth’s atmosphere. Depending on the wavelength of light used in the observation, it is possible to detect the presence of various aerosols. Some are natural sources, like dust storms, and sulfur dioxide from volcanos.
Catching the Black Smoke: Visualizing Aerosols with CALIPSO
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊInvestigating Impacts of Fire and Landslide Disasters Project Team: CALIPSO Cross-Cutting II Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia Authors: Grant Mercer Nathan Qian Mentors/Advisors: Jeffry Ely (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Abstract: The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and … Read More