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ESA's "most complex research mission to date" investigates clouds with lidar, multispectral imaging

ESA earthcare

EarthCare’s atmospheric lidar provides cloud-top information (image: ESA)

To investigate how clouds and aerosols affect our climate, the satelitte uses an atmospheric lidar instrument that operates in the ultraviolet, and a multispectral imager that has channels in the visible, near-infrared, two shortwave infrared and thermal-infrared

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