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J. J. Shi, W-K. Tao, T. Matsui, R. Cifelli, A. Hou, S. Lang, A. Tokay, N-Y. Wang, C. Peters-Lidard, G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. Rutledge, and W. Petersen

processes at high latitudes. In 2007, the Canadian CloudSat /Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Validation Project (C3VP) field campaign took place in south-central Ontario in Canada. C3VP was a multinational, multiagency field experiment hosted by Environment Canada in and around the Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiments (CARE) about 80 km north of Toronto, Ontario. GPM’s participation in C3VP was aimed at improving space-based snowfall detection and

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Cristian Mitrescu, Tristan L’Ecuyer, John Haynes, Steven Miller, and Joseph Turk

satellite in the A-Train. Aqua carries a suite of passive sensors such as the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AIRS/AMSU), Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observing System (AMSR-E), Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES), and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS; http://aqua.nasa.gov ). The Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite, carrying the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal

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