CALIPSO Level 2
Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km cloud layer data V4-10

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10
Clouds
Description

CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10 data are CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1km cloud layer data. ........ Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (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 constellation for coincident Earth observations. The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (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.

DOI

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_01KMCLAY-STANDARD-V4-10

Publications which Cite this Collection

Qin, Yi; Huang, Jing; McVicar, Tim R.; West, Sam; Khan, Maryam; Steven, Andrew D.L. (2018). Estimating surface solar irradiance from geostationary Himawari-8 over Australia: A physics-based method with calibration.


Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD CEILING > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD BASE HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD MIDLAYER TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • LIDAR DEPOLARIZATION RATIO
  • LIDAR BACKSCATTER
  • Cloud Base Height
  • Cloud Mid-layer Temperature
  • Cloud Top Height
  • Column Reflectance
  • Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
  • Lidar Depolarization Ratio
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2006-06-12 - 2020-05-31
Temporal Resolution: 0.147999 seconds
Platforms

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

Created on 2017-04-13
Last updated on 2020-08-24