CALIPSO Level 2
Entry Title: CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask data, ValStage1 V3-40

Entry ID: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40
Aerosols Clouds
Description

CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40 data are CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask data. The Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask data product describes the vertical and horizontal distribution of cloud and aerosol layers observed by the CALIPSO lidar. Cloud and aerosol discrimination for detected features is reported as a single value, the CAD_Score. The Version 3.40 CALIOP Lidar Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 data products incorporate the updated GMAO Forward Processing - Instrument Teams (FP-IT) meteorological data, and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Data Set as ancillary inputs to the production of these data sets, beginning with data date March 1, 2013. 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_VFM-VALSTAGE1-V3-40

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • PARTICULATE MATTER
  • CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • Aerosol Particle Properties
  • Cloud Particle Phase
  • Cloud Type
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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: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2016-12-01 - 2020-10-01
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 2017-01-12
Last updated on 2019-05-06