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CloudSat was selected as a NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder satellite mission in 1999 to provide observations necessary to advance our understanding of cloud abundance, distribution, structure, and radiative properties. Since 2006, CloudSat has flown the first satellite-based millimeter-wavelength cloud radar: a radar that is more than 1000 times more sensitive than existing weather radars. Unlike ground-based weather radars that use centimeter wavelengths to detect raindrop-sized particles, CloudSat's radar allows us to detect the much smaller particles of liquid water and ice that constitute the large cloud masses that make our weather.

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Ali  Behrangi
Ali Behrangi
Atmospheric Physics And Weather (329E)
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Jonathan H. Jiang
Jonathan H. Jiang
Aerosols And Clouds (329J)
Group Supervisor, Principal Scientist
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Derek  Posselt
Derek Posselt
Atmospheric Physics And Weather (329E)
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Mark  Richardson
Mark Richardson
Aerosols And Clouds (329J)
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Rachel  Storer
Rachel Storer
Aerosols And Clouds (329J)
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Hanii  Takahashi
Hanii Takahashi
Aerosols And Clouds (329J)
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Brian  Kahn
Brian Kahn
Atmospheric Physics And Weather (329E)
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Matthew  Lebsock
Matthew Lebsock
Aerosols And Clouds (329J)
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Graeme  Stephens
Graeme Stephens
Center for Climate Sciences (3292)
Director of the Center for Climate Sciences
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