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Dataset

 

CALIPSO: Cloud and Aerosol Lidar Level 2 1km Cloud Layer Version 3-01 Product (CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-07-17
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles.

This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 1km cloud layer version 3-01 data product, which provides cloud data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 1 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provides range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers, optical depth. In Version 3-01, L2 products use enhanced daytime calibration, improved cloud-aerosol discrimination algorithm with removal of a bug in the cloud clearing code, and the newly introduced cloud thermodynamic phase assessment algorithm.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2014): CALIPSO: Cloud and Aerosol Lidar Level 2 1km Cloud Layer Version 3-01 Product (CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01). NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0bc0f6d2b6b422aa7ccbebd5063acca7
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: NASA, CALIPSO, CALIOP, Cloud, Aerosol

Details

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http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/neodc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_4b69583a-0db1-11e4-804e-00163e251233
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Data lineage:

These data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center and mirrored by the NEODC

File Format:
Data are HDF4 formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Computation Element: 1

Title Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Satellite
Abstract Deployed on Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Satellite.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None

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Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-06-12T23:00:00
End time:
2011-10-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°