The Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) FM6 instrument is scheduled for launch later this year on NOAA’s JPSS-1 satellite.
It will join five other CERES instruments on orbit. CERES monitors a variety of cloud properties, prevalence, altitude, thickness, and the size of cloud particles.
The Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) experiment is one of the highest priority scientific satellite instruments developed for NASA’s Earth Observing System.
CERES 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 instruments