Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 aerosol profile data using the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm V4-10

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10 data are CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 aerosol profile data using the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm. The Lidar Level 2 Aerosol Profile data products contain averaged aerosol profile data and ancillary data. There are no layer descriptors included in the lidar aerosol profile data products. The spatial distribution of the aerosol layers is instead completely characterized by the aerosol layer fraction and atmospheric volume description parameters. The aerosol profile products are generated at a uniform horizontal resolution of 5 km. The aerosol backscatter and extinction coefficients are computed using a lidar ratio selected by the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm. ..... All CALIOP data products rely on meteorological data provided by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). .... 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

Jin, Yinbao; Ma, Yingying; Zhang, Ming; Liu, Yiming; Lu, Xiao; Liu, Boming; Jin, Shikuan; Shen, Ao; Zhang, Juan; Fan, Qi (2022). Aerosol Characteristics during the COVID-19 Lockdown in China: Optical Properties, Vertical Distribution, and Potential Source.

Lee, Logan; Zhang, Jianglong; Reid, Jeffrey S.; Yorks, John E. (2022). Investigation of CATS-ISS aerosol products and application toward global diurnal variation of aerosols.

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.

Iguchi, Takamichi; Matsui, Toshihisa; Tao, Zhining; Kim, Dongchul; Ichoku, Charles M.; Ellison, Luke; Wang, Jun (2021). NU-WRF Aerosol Transport Simulation over West Africa: Effects of Biomass Burning on Smoke Aerosol Distribution.

Painemal, David; Clayton, Marian; Ferrare, Richard; Burton, Sharon; Josset, Damien; Vaughan, Mark (2021). Novel aerosol extinction coefficients and lidar ratios over the ocean from CALIPSO–CloudSat: evaluation and global statistics.

Foth, Andreas; Kanitz, Thomas; Engelmann, Ronny; Baars, Holger; Radenz, Martin; Seifert, Patric; Barja, Boris; Fromm, Michael; Kalesse, Heike; Ansmann, Albert (2021). Vertical aerosol distribution in the southern hemispheric midlatitudes as observed with lidar in Punta Arenas, Chile (53.2° S and 70.9° W), during ALPACA.

Huang, Jiayue; Jaeglé, Lyatt; Shah, Viral (2020). Using CALIOP to constrain blowing snow emissions of sea salt aerosols over Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.

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.

Liu, Zhaoyan; Kar, Jayanta; Zeng, Shan; Tackett, Jason; Vaughan, Mark; Avery, Melody; Pelon, Jacques; Getzewich, Brian; Lee, Kam-Pui; Magill, Brian; Omar, Ali; Lucker, Patricia; Trepte, Charles; Winker, David (2018). Discriminating between clouds and aerosols in the CALIOP version 4.1 data products.

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:
  • Backscatter Coefficient
  • Depolarization Ratio Profile
  • Extinction Coefficient
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 - 2018-10-09
Temporal Resolution: 5.92 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