Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km aerosol layer data V4-10

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10 data are CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5km aerosol layer data. Within the Lidar Aerosol Layer Product there are two general classes of data:- Column Properties (including position data and viewing geometry)- Layer PropertiesThe lidar layer products consist of a sequence of column descriptors, each one of which is associated with a variable number of layer descriptors. The column descriptors specify the temporal and geophysical location of the column of the atmosphere through which a given lidar pulse travels. Also included in the column descriptors are indicators of surface lighting conditions, information about the surface type, and the number of features (e.g., aerosol layers) identified within the column. ....... 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.



Publications which Cite this Collection

Toth, Travis D.; Zhang, Jianglong; Reid, Jeffrey S.; Vaughan, Mark A. (2022). A bulk-mass-modeling-based method for retrieving particulate matter pollution using CALIOP observations.

Clarisse, L.; Clerbaux, C.; Franco, B.; Hadji-Lazaro, J.; Whitburn, S.; Kopp, A. K.; Hurtmans, D.; Coheur, P.-F. (2021). A Decadal Data Set of Global Atmospheric Dust Retrieved From IASI Satellite Measurements.

Toth, Travis D.; Zhang, Jianglong; Vaughan, Mark A.; Reid, Jeffrey S.; Campbell, James R. (2018). Retrieving particulate matter concentrations over the contiguous United States using CALIOP observations.

Kim, Man-Hae; Omar, Ali H.; Tackett, Jason L.; Vaughan, Mark A.; Winker, David M.; Trepte, Charles R.; Hu, Yongxiang; Liu, Zhaoyan; Poole, Lamont R.; Pitts, Michael C.; Kar, Jayanta; Magill, Brian E. (2016). The CALIPSO version 4 automated aerosol classification and lidar ratio selection algorithm.


From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • Aerosol Optical Thickness
  • Intergrated Attenuated Backscatter
  • Lidar
  • Lidar Depolarization Ratio
  • Column Reflectance
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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

Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2006-06-12 - 2018-11-27
Temporal Resolution: 0.74 second

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

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