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

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10
Clouds
Description

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10data are CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5km cloud layer data. ...... Uncertainty estimates are now provided for all cloud properties reported in the Level 2 data products. ..... 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.

DOI

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_05KMCLAY-STANDARD-V4-10

Publications which Cite this Collection

Avery, Melody A.; Ryan, Robert A.; Getzewich, Brian J.; Vaughan, Mark A.; Winker, David M.; Hu, Yongxiang; Garnier, Anne; Pelon, Jacques; Verhappen, Carolus A. (2021). CALIOP V4 cloud thermodynamic phase assignment and the impact of near-nadir viewing angles.


Karlsson, Karl-Göran; Johansson, Erik; Håkansson, Nina; Sedlar, Joseph; Eliasson, Salomon (2020). Probabilistic Cloud Masking for the Generation of CM SAF Cloud Climate Data Records from AVHRR and SEVIRI Sensors.


Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • LIDAR BACKSCATTER
  • CLOUD BASE HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD CEILING > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • LIDAR DEPOLARIZATION RATIO
  • Cloud Base Height
  • Cloud Optical Depth
  • 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 - Present
Temporal Resolution: 0.74 second
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 2020-08-03