13-17 November 2008 : successful integration of the ScaRaB optical sensor at LMD
The ScaRaB optical sensor has been successfully integrated at LMD (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau). Mid-November, it was transferred to CNES/Toulouse for further tests and ground calibration operations. This is an important event,especially for the LMD and CNES engineers and technicians who have been working on this project for several years. Click here to see the related picture.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 December 2008 )
9-12 september 2008: EUMETSAT satellite user conference
Darmstadt, Germany. The annual EUMETSAT satellite user conference was a good opportunity to advertise the futur MT satellite to a broad audiance. Dr Rémy Roca gave a presentation in the hydrometeorology session. The talk presented the anticipated coupling between the geostationnary observations and the MT level 2 data with the emphasis on the rainfall and Mesoscale Convective Systems related products.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 October 2008 )
August 2008: ScaRaB oral presentation in IRS'08
The IRS (International Radiation Symposium) conference is held every 4 years. This year it took place in Foz de Iguazu from 3 to 8 August 2008. Olivier Chomette was present for an oral presentation in session H (Radiation budget and forcing) whose title was "Radiation Measurements on Megha-Tropiques". He presented the instrument Scarab and the latest level 2 algorithmic developments for this instrument. He also presented the Megha-Tropiques mission and the three others on board instruments (Madras, Saphir and the GPS). Finally, he announced the conference in Ahmedabad next January 2009.
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