CALIPSO CALIOP V1.00 L2 Blowing Snow Announcement

Dec. 13, 2018, 7 a.m.

Project: CALIPSO

The CALIPSO mission team, in collaboration with the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center and AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center announces the release of a new CALIOP Level 2 Blowing Snow - Antarctica Monthly Product Version 1.00.

  • CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00

The Blowing Snow monthly data product developed by Dr. Stephen Palm, is a new technique for the detection of blowing snow events determined from the CALIOP lidar atmospheric attenuated backscatter measurements to obtain the spatial and temporal frequency, layer height, and optical depth of blowing snow events over Antarctica for the years 2006 through 2018.

Information about this new data product including data availability, user documentation and quality statements, relevant links, sample read software, and tools for working with the data, etc. can be found at the following ASDC link:

An in-depth data quality summary and description can be found in the following CALIPSO links: