Multi-sensor synergeric algorithm development for the Earth Clouds and Radaition Explorer mission.

The main objective of this activity was the development of synergetic (lidar+radar+imager) and radar only EarthCARE L2 data products and algorithms . In particular, the activity seeks to develop data products and algorithms for the following products:

Merged Observations Product, Synergetic target classification product, definition of the Joint standard Grid, Cloud and Precipitation Best Estimate Product and CPR-only products.

Varsy ran from Feb. 2012 to Sept 2013 and involved McGill University, The Univ. of Reading, KNMI, LATMOS and the Univ. of Leicester.

varsy fig.
Schematic depiction of one strategy for collocation off-nadir lidar observations with nadir Radar observations.