Entry Title: CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Native Science data, Validated Stage 1 V3-01
Entry ID: CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01 data are Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1km Native Science data. Version 3.01 includes new metadata parameters and corrections to several minor software bugs. Specifically, the Orbit Number and Path Number metadata parameters are now included to facilitate improved subsetting capabilities. The primary Wide Field Camera Level 1B data products are calibrated radiance and bidirectional reflectance registered to an Earth-based grid centered on the Lidar ground track. During the normal operation, the WFC acquires science data only during the daylight portions of the CALIPSO orbits. The Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Native Science grid covers the full 61 km swath centered on the Lidar track. 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.
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- NASA Earth Observatory: Nighttime Ash Tracking - Vertical profile of the volcanic ash helps modelers issue more accurate warnings to pilots.
- NASA Earth Observatory: Polar Stratospheric Clouds - CALIPSO caught a top-down glimpse of an unusual atmospheric phenomenon - polar stratospheric clouds.
- NASA Earth Observatory: Whitewater-Baldy Fire in New Mexico - Understanding how high wildfires send smoke into the atmosphere is one of the key pieces of information required to predict where and how a smoke plume will spread.
- NASA Earthdata Content Delivery Network (CDN) Article: Experiment in the sky - A train of satellites follows the atmospheric effects of a volcanic eruption.
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From GCMD Science Keywords:
- VISIBLE RADIANCE
- INFRARED RADIANCE
- AEROSOL RADIANCE
- Swath Homogeneity
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Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Geodetic
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Temporal Coverage: 2006-06-13 - 2011-11-01
Temporal Resolution: 0.1488 second