CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PARASOL -
Full Name Polarization and Anisotropy of Reflectances for Atmospheric Science coupled with Observations from a LIDAR Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 18 Dec 2004
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 11 Oct 2013
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 28498 (TLE)
International Designator 2004-049G
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.8 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 705 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Micro-satellite with the aim of characterisation of the clouds and aerosols microphysical and radiative properties, needed to understand and model the radiative impact of clouds and aerosols.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols POLDER-P
LandAlbedo and reflectance POLDER-P
Mission Instruments
POLDER-P - POLarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances (PARASOL version)
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 10 )
ICARE Cloud-Aerosol-Water-Radiation Interactions Data Products
PARASOL collection: BRDF
PARASOL collection: Commissioning
PARASOL collection: Level-1
PARASOL collection: Level-2
PARASOL collection: Level-3
PARASOL collection: Off-pointing
PARASOL collection: Processing chain
PARASOL experiment: PARASOL
POLDER/Parasol L2 Radiation Budget subset along CloudSat track V001 (PARASOLRB_CPR) at GES DISC

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 17 results: browser , table )
POLDER3 Cloud Properties L3 (monthly). CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
POLDER3 Cloud Properties L2. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
POLDER3 Aerosol Properties L3 (Monthly). CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
POLDER3 Earth Radiation Budget L3 (monthly). CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
POLDER3 Water Vapour L2. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
POLDER3 Water Vapor L3 (monthly). CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
POLDER3 Aerosol Properties GRASP L3 (Daily). CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: reduction in uncertainty of the quantitative role of aerosols in climate forci...
POLDER3 Cloud Properties L3 (monthly). CLIMATE APPLICATIONS:
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: reduction in uncertainty of the quantitative role of aerosols in climate forci...

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