CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow Products Release Announcement

Feb. 5, 2024, 3:15 p.m.

Project: CALIPSO

The CALIPSO mission team announces the release of two new CALIOP Level 2 monthly data products:

  • CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Greenland-Standard-V1-00
  • CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V2-00

  • The Blowing Snow monthly data products, developed by Dr. Stephen Palm, isolates blowing snow events determined from the CALIOP lidar atmospheric attenuated backscatter measurements and obtains the spatial and temporal frequency, layer height, and optical depth of these events over Antarctica (updated version 2.00) and Greenland (new version 1.00) data for June 2006 through June 2023. These new products rely on the recently released V4.51 Lidar Level 1 and Lidar Level 2 data products as input.

    Information about these new data products can be found at the following ASDC link:

    An in-depth data description document can be found in the following CALIPSO link:

    These data products are available from the ASDC via the following options:
  • Earthdata Search
  • Direct Data Download

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