A small satellite, developed by the French Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) to study clouds and aerosols through their microphysics and radiative properties. It carries a wide-field imaging radiometer/polarimeter. It forms part of the Afternoon-Train satellite constellation, flying in formation with several other satellites. See also Aqua; Aura; Calipso; Cloudsat; Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.