CALIPSO Level 2
Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Clouds presents, composition, and optical properties, V2-00

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Standard-V2-00
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

The Version 2 (V2) CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSC) data product ensemble describes the spatial distribution, optical properties, and composition of PSC layers observed by the CALIPSO lidar (CALIOP). The product contains profiles of PSC presence, composition, optical properties, and meteorological information on a uniform 5-km horizontal x 180-m vertical grid along CALIPSO orbit tracks. Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) measurements of the primary PSC condensable vapors HNO3 and H2O and a number of parameters from the Aura MLS V2 Derived Meteorological Products (DMPs) are also included in the V2 PSC data product ensemble.

DOI

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_PSCMASK-STANDARD-V2-00

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS/NACREOUS > STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS (OBSERVED/ANALYZED)
  • Polar Stratospheric Clouds
  • PSC (Polar Stratospheric Cloud) Feature Mask
Data Distribution

Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal Vertical
Vertical Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution: 180 m
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2006-06-13 - Present
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Platforms

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

Created on 2020-06-17
Last updated on 2021-12-10