Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) was launched on April 28, 2006 to study the roles of clouds and aerosols of climate and weather.  It flew in the international "A-Train" constellation for coincident Earth observationsuntil September 13, 2018 when CALIPSO began lowering its orbit from 705 km to 688 km (428 miles) above the Earth to resume formation flying with CloudSat as part of the “C-Train”.  The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP Lidar), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC).  CALIPSO is a partnership between NASA and the French Space Agency, CNES.

Disciplines:  
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10_V3-10
CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2016-12-01 - 2017-01-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-00_V3-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Profiles, All Sky Data, Standard V3-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2016-12-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00_V3-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Profiles, Cloud Free Data, Standard V3-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2016-12-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10_V3-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Profiles, Cloud Free Data, Standard Version 3-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2016-12-01 - 2017-01-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-00_V3-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Profiles, Cloudy Sky Opaque Data, Standard V3-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2016-12-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10_V3-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Profiles, Cloudy Sky Opaque Data, Standard V3-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2016-12-01 - 2017-01-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-00_V3-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 aerosol profiles, CloudySkyTransparent Data V3-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2016-12-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10_V3-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 aerosol profiles, CloudySkyTransparent Version 3-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85,85), (-180,180)
Longitude Resolution:
5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2016-12-01 - 2017-01-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km aerosol layer data V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2018-11-27
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 aerosol profile data using the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2018-10-09
Temporal Resolution:
5.92 second
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km cloud layer data V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1/3 km merged layer data V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km cloud layer data V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-05-31
Temporal Resolution:
0.147999 seconds
CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km merged layer data V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Cloud Profile data V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask data, Standard V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-00_V4-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B Profile data, Standard V4-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90,90), (-180,180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2016-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
.05 second