CALIPSO Level 2
Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow - Antarctica, V2-00

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V2-00
Radiation Budget
Description

CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V2-00 is the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow - Antarctica, Version 2-00 data product. This product was collected using the CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument and reports the distribution of blowing snow properties based on back-scatter retrievals over Antarctica. The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments: CALIOP, Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales). CALIPSO was launched on April 28, 2006, to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on the Earth's radiation budget and climate. From June 13, 2006, to September 13, 2018, CALIPSO was part of the A-Train constellation for coincident Earth Observations. After September 13, 2018, the satellite was lowered from 705 to 688 km to resume flying in formation with CloudSat, called the C-Train.

DOI

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_BLOWINGSNOW_ANTARCTICA-STANDARD-V2-00

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • BLOWING SNOW > SNOW STORMS
  • WIND SPEED > SURFACE WINDS
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • SNOW > SOLID PRECIPITATION
  • WIND DIRECTION > SURFACE WINDS
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
  • OLR (Outgoing Longwave Radiation)
  • Snow
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: -50), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

ANTARCTICA
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2006-06-12 - 2023-07-01
Platforms

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

Created on 2024-01-02
Last updated on 2024-02-05