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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.
August 2008, USA: Precipitation Measurement Mission workshop
Fort Collins, CO, USA. Dr Roca attended the Precipitation Measurement Mission workshop where a presentation of the status of the french MT rainfall related activities was presented. The discussions were very interesting and provided many perspectives to the on going work. The gain from the soon to be confirmed participation of MT to the GPM constellation was discussed and it was realized that this collaboration  opens a new era of tropical sampling (especially the expected overlap between TMI and MADRAS)
Last Updated ( Friday, 12 September 2008 )
17th July 2008: Mr Madhavan Nair, Chairman of ISRO visited LMD
Mr Madhavan Nair, Chairman of ISRO, visited the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, at Ecole Polytechnique. He was received by directors of Ecole Polytechnique. He visited in particular the ScaRaB instrument.
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