CALIPSO Level 2
Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5km Cloud Profile data, Provisional V3-02

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02 data are Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 2 Cloud Profile data. Version 3.02 represents a transition of the Lidar, IIR, and WFC processing and browse code to a new cluster computing system. No algorithm changes were introduced and very minor changes were observed between V 3.01 and V 3.02 as a result of the compiler and computer architecture differences. The Lidar Level 2 Cloud Profile data product contains cloud profile data and ancillary data. The cloud profile product is produced at 5 km horizontal resolution and is written in HDF. Note that there is no atmospheric volume characterization associated with the cloud profile products. Also, the 1064 calibration scheme assumes that both the extinction and the backscatter from clouds are spectrally independent. Consistent with this assumption, extinction and backscatter profiles will be reported for clouds only at 532 nm. Additionally, it is important to note that the aerosol profile product extends upward to 30.1 km, while the cloud profile product ceases at 20.2. Therefore, users interested in polar stratospheric clouds will need to order the aerosol profile data product. 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/CAL_LID_L2_05KMCPRO-PROV-V3-02_L2-003.02

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • EXTINCTION COEFFICIENTS
  • LIDAR BACKSCATTER
  • LIDAR DEPOLARIZATION RATIO
  • Backscatter Coefficient
  • Depolarization Ratio Profile
  • Extinction Coefficient
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2011-11-01 - 2013-03-01
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 2014-05-06
Last updated on 2018-03-07