Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B Profile data, Validated Stage 1 V3-30

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget

CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30 data are Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 1B profile data, Validated Stage 1 Version 3-30. Data collection for this product is complete. The CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B data product contains a half orbit (day or night) of calibrated and geolocated single-shot (highest resolution) lidar profiles, including 532 nm and 1064 nm attenuated backscatter and depolarization ratio at 532 nm. The product released contains data from nominal science mode measurement. The CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B product also contains additional data not found in the Level 0 lidar input file, including post processed ephemeris data, celestial data, and converted payload status data. The science algorithms used to produce the V3.30 Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) data products are identical to those used to generate the V3.01 and V3.02 products; however, some of the ancillary data used in the v3.30 analyses is different. All CALIOP data products rely on meteorological data provided by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). The V3.01 and V3.02 data products were produced using the GMAO's GEOS 5.2 data products CALIPSO was launched on April 28, 2006 to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on the Earth's radiation budget and climate. It flies in the international A-Train (PDF) constellation for coincident Earth observations. The CALIPSO satellite is comprised of three instruments, the CALIOP, the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.



Publications which Cite this Collection

Duc, Hiep Nguyen; Chang, Lisa Tzu-Chi; Azzi, Merched; Jiang, Ningbo (2022). Smoke aerosols dispersion and transport from the 2013 New South Wales (Australia) bushfires.

Getzewich, Brian J.; Vaughan, Mark A.; Hunt, William H.; Avery, Melody A.; Powell, Kathleen A.; Tackett, Jason L.; Winker, David M.; Kar, Jayanta; Lee, Kam-Pui; Toth, Travis D. (2020). CALIPSO lidar calibration at 532 nm: version 4 daytime algorithm.


From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • Lidar Attenuated Backscatter
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic

Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2013-03-01 - 2016-12-08
Temporal Resolution: .05 second

Earth Observation Satellites
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
Metadata Dates

Created on 2014-04-24
Last updated on 2022-06-03