CALIPSO-NVF Release Announcement

April 10, 2023, 8:11 a.m.


The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) has released data for the CALIPSO Night Validation Flights airborne deployment conducted in August 2022 out of Bermuda. The goal of CALIPSO-NVF was to conduct a series of nighttime under flights of the CALIPSO satellite with the NASA Langley High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL-2). The western Atlantic Ocean was selected for CALIPSO-NVF to allow unobstructed, 45-minute flights along the satellite ground track. Five nighttime under flights were executed in total – four in cloud-free skies on August 7, 10, 12, and 17th, yielding ideal data from both instruments for calibration validation. Total research flight time was 17.7 hours, sampling 2,200 km along the CALIPSO ground track.

To view CALIPSO data, visit the CALIPSO Landing Page.

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