NASA LaRC Flight Projects Directorate
CERES - Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System
The CERES instrument is a three-channel radiometer whose products include both solar-reflected and Earth-emitted radiation from the top of the atmosphere to the Earth's surface. Cloud properties are determined using simultaneous measurements by other EOS and NPP instruments such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometric Suite (VIIRS). Analyses using CERES data, build upon the foundation laid by previous missions such as NASA Langley's Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), leading to a better understanding of the role of clouds and the energy cycle in global climate change.
SUOMI - National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP)
Earth's Energy Budget
Liftoff of the NPP aboard a Delta II rocket
Aqua measurements over the Gulf of Mexico
CERES FM5 Simulator
Record Setting U.S Heatwave
CERES Blue Marble poster
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NEWS: February 10, 2016
CERES & BATC Personnel Conducting CERES Radiator Emissivity & Absorptivity Measurements
JPSS Multi Mission Concept of Operations - Video
NASA | Aqua CERES: Tracking Earth's Heat Balance - Video
NEWS: February 10, 2015
CERES FM6 Integration
Ron Hallet, Bruce Wolff, Karen Gibson, and Chip Holloway before integration of the CERES FM6 instrument.
NEWS: July 31, 2015
CERES FM6 JPSS-1 SpaceWire Stress Test
What is JPSS?
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is our Nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system. JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and its acquisition agent NASA.
NEWS: December 15, 2014
JPSS-1 & CERES FM6 Integration
JPSS-1 CERES FM6 Mechanical Integration was conducted on December 9th, 2014 at Ball Aerospace Technologies Corporation located at Boulder, CO.
JPSS-1 spacecraft’s nadir deck awaiting instrument integration
JPSS-1 Logo on Delta II
NEWS: June 17, 2014
CERES FM6 Delivered to JPSS
The CERES FM6 instrument, developed under contract between LaRC and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for flight onboard the Joint Polar Satellite System -1 mission (JPSS-1), was delivered to the JPSS-1 spacecraft integration facility at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (BATC), Boulder, Colorado, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.