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Welcome to JOYCE-CF

The Jülich Observatory for Cloud Evolution (JOYCE) operates ground-based active and passive remote sensing instruments for cloud and precipitation observations.

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Find out about the many years of experience of JOYCE-CF as an observatory for cloud and precipitation evolution.

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Instruments & Data

JOYCE-CF operates a large set of instruments for many years. Take a look at our instruments and their products and request for data.

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See where you can find JOYCE-CF and their instruments platforms in the Rhine valley in Germany and get access to sites or data.

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News & Events

Get informed about our latest news, upcoming events and finalized projects.

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JOYCE-CF is involved in national and international research projects resulting in renowned publications.

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Additional Information



JOYCE-CF User guide

Download the general user guide for more information on the structure, goals and tasks of JOYCE-CF.

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