Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask (VFM), V4-20

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20
Aerosols Clouds


Citation Styles for this Dataset

Tackett, Jason L.; Kar, Jayanta; Vaughan, Mark A.; Getzewich, Brian J.; Kim, Man-Hae; Vernier, Jean-Paul; Omar, Ali H.; Magill, Brian E.; Pitts, Michael C.; Winker, David M. (2023). The CALIPSO version 4.5 stratospheric aerosol subtyping algorithm.

Liu, Yuelin; Shi, Guangming; Du, Yunsong; Lyu, Mengyao; Zhang, Wei; Yang, Fumo (2022). The Role of Cloud in the Transportation of Dust into Basin Area: A Case Study in Sichuan Basin, Southwesten China.

Liu, Dong; Chen, Sijie; Cheng, Chonghui; Barker, Howard W.; Dong, Changzhe; Ke, Ju; Wang, Shuaibo; Zheng, Zhuofan (2022). Analysis of global three-dimensional aerosol structure with spectral radiance matching.

Zhang, Yanda; Cai, Yi-Jhen; Yu, Fangqun; Luo, Gan; Chou, Charles C.K. (2022). Seasonal Variations and Long-term Trend of Mineral Dust Aerosols over the Taiwan Region.

Lu, Xin; Mao, Feiyue; Rosenfeld, Daniel; Zhu, Yannian; Pan, Zengxin; Gong, Wei (2019). Satellite retrieval of cloud base height and geometric thickness of low-level cloud based on CALIPSO.

Lapere, Rémy; Mailler, Sylvain; Menut, Laurent (2018). The 2017 Mega-Fires in Central Chile: Impacts on Regional Atmospheric Composition and Meteorology Assessed from Satellite Data and Chemistry-Transport Modeling.

Zhou, Chenglong; Liu, Yuzhi; Zhu, Qingzhe; He, Qing; Zhao, Tianliang; Yang, Fan; Huo, Wen; Yang, Xinghua; Mamtimin, Ali (2016). In situ observation of warm atmospheric layer and the heat contribution of suspended dust over the Tarim Basin.

Zhang, Wenjie; Wang, Hong; Zhang, Xiaoye; Huang, Liping; Peng, Yue; Liu, Zhaodong; Zhang, Xiao; Che, Huizheng (2015). Aerosol–cloud interaction in the atmospheric chemistry model GRAPES_Meso5.1/CUACE and its impacts on mesoscale numerical weather prediction under haze pollution conditions in Jing–Jin–Ji in China.

Xu, Xiaohong; Zeng, Yi; Yu, Xing; Liu, Guihua; Yue, Zhiguo; Dai, Jin; Feng, Qiujuan; Liu, Pu; Wang, Jin; Zhu, Yannian (2014). Identification of Supercooled Cloud Water by FY-4A Satellite and Validation by CALIPSO and Airborne Detection.


From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • Aerosol Optical Thickness
  • Column Reflectance
  • Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
  • Lidar Depolarization Ratio
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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 - 2020-07-01

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

Created on 2018-09-06
Last updated on 2023-10-16