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:   Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Legacy Products

CALIPSO Publications

Peterson, D.A., M. D. Fromm, R. H. D. McRae, J. R. Campbell, E. J. Hyer, G. Taha, C. P. Camacho, G. P. Kablick III, C. C. Schmidt and M. T. DeLand (2021). Australia’s Black Summer pyrocumulonimbus super outbreak reveals potential for increasingly extreme stratospheric smoke events. npj Clim. Atmos. Sci, (4), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41612-021-00192-9


Adams, A. M., J. M. Prospero and C. Zhang (2012). CALIPSO Derived Three-Dimensional Structure of Aerosol over the Atlantic and Adjacent Continents. J. Climate, (25), 6862. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00672.1


Gui, L., M. Tao, Y. Wang, L. Wang, L. Chen, C. Lin, J. Tao, J. Wang and C. Yu (2022). Climatology of aerosol types and their vertical distribution over East Asia based on CALIPSO lidar measurements. Int. J. Climatol, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.7599


Kiliyanpilakkil VP, Meskhidze N (2011). Deriving the effect of wind speed on clean maritime aerosol optical properties using the A-Train satellites. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11 (2), 4599. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acpd-11-4599-2011


Meyer A., Vernier J.-P, Luo B., Lohmann U., Peter T. (2015). Did the 2011 Nabro eruption affect the optical properties of ice clouds?. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120 (18), 9500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JD023326


Guzman, R., H. Chepfer, V. Noel, T. Vaillant de Guélis, J. E. Kay, P. Raberanto, G. Cesana, M. A. Vaughan, and D. M. Winker (2017). Direct atmosphere opacity observations from CALIPSO provide new constraints on cloud-radiation interactions. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., (122), 1066. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JD025946


Kacenelenbogen, M., M. Vaughan, J. Redemann, S. Young, Z. Liu, Y. Hu, A. Omar, S. LeBlanc, Y. Shinozuka, J. Livingston, Q. Zhang, and K. Powell (2019). Estimations of Global Shortwave Direct Aerosol Radiative Effects Above Opaque Water Clouds Using a Combination of A-Train Satellite Sensors. 19 4933. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4933-2019


Kay, J. E., L. Bourdages, N. B. Miller, A. Morrison, V. Yettella, H. Chepfer and B. Eaton (2016). Evaluating and improving cloud phase in the Community Atmosphere Model version 5 using spaceborne lidar observations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., (121), 4162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JD024699


Behrenfeld M J, Gaube P, Della Penna A, O’Malley R T, Burt W J, Hu Y, Bontempi P S, Steinberg D K, Boss E S, Siegel D A, Hostetler C A, Tortell P D and Doney S C (2019). Global satellite-observed daily vertical migrations of ocean animals. Nature, 576 (7786), 257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1796-9


Yu H, Chin M, Winker DM, Omar AH, Liu Z, Kittaka C, Diehl T (2010). Global view of aerosol vertical distributions from CALIPSO lidar measurements and GOCART simulations: Regional and seasonal variations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115 (D00H30), http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009JD013364


Bourgeois, Q., A. M. L. Ekman, J.-B. Renard, R. Krejci, A. Devasthale, F. A.-M. Bender, I. Riipinen, G. Berthet and J. L. Tackett (2018). How much of the global aerosol optical depth is found in the boundary layer and free troposphere?. Atmos. Chem. Phys, (18), 7709. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7709-2018


Gossart, A., S. P. Palm, N. Souverijns, J. T. M. Lenaerts, I. V. Gorodetskaya, S. Lhermitte and N. P. M. van Lipzig (2020). Importance of Blowing Snow During Cloudy Conditions in East Antarctica: Comparison of Ground-Based and Space-Borne Retrievals Over Ice-Shelf and Mountain Regions. Front. Earth Sci, (8), http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.00240


Vernier, J.-P., L. W. Thomason, J. P. Pommereau, A. Bourassa, J. Pelon, A. Garnier, A. Hauchecorne, L. Blanot, C. Trepte, D. Degenstein, F. Vargas (2011). Major influence of tropical volcanic eruptions on the stratospheric aerosol layer during the last decade. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38 (L12807), http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011GL047563


Lu, X., Y. Hu, Z. Liu, S. Rodier, M. Vaughan, C. Trepte, and J. Pelon (2017). Observations of Arctic snow and sea ice cover from CALIOP lidar measurements. Remote Sens. Environ., (194), 248. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.03.046


Hu, Y., S. Rodier, K. Xu, W. Sun, J. Huang, B. Lin, P. Zhai, and D. Josset (2010). Occurrence, Liquid Water Content, and Fraction of Supercooled Water Clouds from Combined CALIOP/IIR/MODIS Measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D00H34), http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009JD012384


Leahy, L. V., R. Wood, R. J. Charlson, C. A. Hostetler, R. R. Rogers, M. A. Vaughan, and D. M. Winker (2012). On the nature and extent of optically thin marine low clouds. J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D22201), http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012JD017929


Tritscher, I., M. C. Pitts, L. R. Poole, S. P. Alexander, F. Cairo, M. P. Chipperfield, J.‐U. Grooß, M. Höpfner, A. Lambert, B. P. Luo, S. Molleker, A. Orr, R. Salawitch, M. Snels, R. Spang, W. Woiwode and T. Peter (2021). Polar Stratospheric Clouds: Satellite Observations, Processes, and Role in Ozone Depletion. Rev. Geophys, 59 (2), http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020RG000702


Yu, H., M. Chin, H. Bian, T. Yuan, J. M. Prospero, A. H. Omar, L. A. Remer, D. M. Winker, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang and Z. Zhang (2015). Quantification of trans-Atlantic dust transport from seven-year (2007–2013) record of CALIPSO lidar measurements. Remote Sens. Environ., (159), 232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.010


Haynes, J. M., T. H. Vonder Haar, T. L’Ecuyer and D. Henderson (2012). Radiative heating characteristics of earth’s cloudy atmosphere from vertically resolved active sensors. Geophys. Res. Lett., (40), 624. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50145


Wang X, Frontoso M G, Pisani G, Spinelli N (2007). Retrieval of atmospheric particles optical properties by combining ground-based and spaceborne lidar elastic scattering profiles. Optics Express, 15 (11), 6734. http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.006734


Tan, I., T. Storelvmo and Y.-S. Choi (2012). Spaceborne lidar observations of the ice nucleating potential of dust, polluted dust and smoke aerosols in mixed-phase clouds. J. Geophys. Res., (119), 6653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50145


Winker, D. M., J. Pelon, J. A. Coakley, Jr., S. A. Ackerman, R. J. Charlson, P. R. Colarco, P. Flamant, Q. Fu, R. Hoff, C. Kittaka, T. L. Kubar, H. LeTreut, M. P. McCormick, G. Megie, L. Poole, K. Powell, C. Trepte, M. A. Vaughan, B. A. Wielicki (2010). The CALIPSO Mission: A Global 3D View Of Aerosols And Clouds. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 91 (9), 1211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2010BAMS3009.1


Ahlgrimm, M., R. Forbes, R. J. Hogan and I. Sandu (2018). Understanding global model systematic shortwave radiation errors in subtropical marine boundary layer cloud regimes. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst, (10), 2042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001346


Campbell, J. R., D. A. Peterson, J. W. Marquis, G. J. Fochesatto, M. A. Vaughan, S. A. Stewart, J. L. Tackett, S. Lolli, J, R. Lewis, M. I. Oyola and E. J. Welton (2018). Unusually Deep Wintertime Cirrus Clouds Observed over the Alaskan Sub-Arctic. B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., (99), 27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0084.1


Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
CAL_IIR_L3_GEWEX_Cloud-Standard-V1-00_V1-00
CALIPSO IIR Lidar Level 3 Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Cloud, Standard V1-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - 2017-01-01
CAL_LID_L3_Cloud_Occurrence-Standard-V1-00_V1-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Cloud Occurrence Data, Standard V1-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
2.5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range:
100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Vertical Resolution Range:
100 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - 2017-01-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_GEWEX_Cloud-Standard-V1-00_V1-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Cloud, Standard V1-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1
Latitude Resolution:
1
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard_V1-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Ice Cloud Data, Standard V1-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-85, 85), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
2.5 degrees
Latitude Resolution:
2 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range:
100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Vertical Resolution Range:
100 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution:
120  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - 2017-01-01
CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00_V1-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profiles Standard V1-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
20.0
Latitude Resolution:
5.0
Horizontal Resolution Range:
> 1000 km or > 10 degrees
Vertical Resolution Range:
100 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution:
900  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - 2020-08-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
monthly
CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-01_V1-01
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profiles Standard V1-01
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
20.0
Latitude Resolution:
5.0
Horizontal Resolution Range:
> 1000 km or > 10 degrees
Vertical Resolution Range:
100 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution:
900  m
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
monthly
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_AllSky-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, All Sky Data, Standard V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_AllSky-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, All Sky Data, Standard V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, Cloud Free Data, Standard V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - 2020-08-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, Cloud Free Data, Standard V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, Cloudy Sky Opaque Data, Standard V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - 2020-08-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, Cloudy Sky Opaque Data, Standard V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, Cloudy Sky Transparent Data, Standard V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-01 - 2020-08-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, Cloudy Sky Transparent Data, Standard V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
5
Latitude Resolution:
2
Vertical Resolution:
60  m
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-46_V3-46
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Swath, Beta V3-46
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-09-20 - Present
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Swath, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
8.15 seconds
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Swath, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-46_V3-46
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, Beta V3-46
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.77605731), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-09-20 - Present
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
8.15 seconds
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km Cloud Layer, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.147999 seconds
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km Cloud Layer, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
Temporal Resolution:
0.147999 seconds
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km Cloud Layer, Validated Stage 1 V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.803079549), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Aerosol layer, V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.801245659), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Aerosol Layer Data, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Aerosol Layer Data, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Aerosol Profile, Provisional V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.801245659), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Aerosol Profile, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
5.92 second
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Aerosol Profile, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Cloud Layer, Provisional V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.801245659), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Cloud Layer, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 seconds
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Cloud Layer, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Cloud Profile, Provisional V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.801245659), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Cloud Profile, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 seconds
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Cloud Profile, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Merged Layer, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 seconds
CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Merged Layer, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1/3 km Cloud Layer, Validated Stage 1 V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.803064024), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1/3 km Merged Layer, V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1/3 km Merged Layer, V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00_V1-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow - Antarctica, V1-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Longitude Resolution:
1 degree
Latitude Resolution:
1 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range:
100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Vertical Resolution Range:
10 meters - < 30 meters
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly - < Annual
Temporal Resolution:
monthly
CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-01_V1-01
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow - Antarctica, V1-01
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -50), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Standard-V2-00_V2-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Clouds presents, composition, and optical properties, V2-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Vertical Resolution Range:
100 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution:
180  m
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2021-04-01
Temporal Resolution:
Daily
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20_V4-20
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask (VFM), V4-20
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.74 second
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-21_V4-21
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask (VFM), V4-21
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask (VFM), Validated Stage 1 V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.8014176), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-13_V1-13
CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer Level 1B Radiance data, Provisional V1-13
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.118328317), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00_V2-00
CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer Level 1B Radiance data, Standard V2-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - Present
Temporal Resolution Range:
1 second - < 1 minute
Temporal Resolution:
8.15 seconds
CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-01_V2-01
CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR) Level 1B Radiance, Standard V2-01
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.118328317), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00_V1-00
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1.5 Profile, V1-00
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Vertical Resolution:
60 
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-12 - 2020-08-01
CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-01_V1-01
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1.5 Profile, V1-01
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10_V4-10
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B profile data, V4-10
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2020-07-01
Temporal Resolution:
.05 second
CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-11_V4-11
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B profile data, V4-11
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-07-01 - 2022-01-19
CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B Profile, Validated Stage 1 V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -81.80848381), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01_V3-01
CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 125m Native Science data, Validated Stage 1 V3-01
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2011-11-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.0186 second
CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02_V3-02
CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 125m Native Science data, Validated Stage 1 V3-02
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2011-11-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.0186 second
CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01_V3-01
CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Native Science data, Validated Stage 1 V3-01
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2011-11-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.1488 second
CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02_V3-02
CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Native Science data, Validated Stage 1 V3-02
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2011-11-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.1488 second
CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01_V3-01
CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Registered Science data, Validated Stage 1 V3-01
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2006-06-13 - 2011-11-01
Temporal Resolution:
0.1488 second
CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02_V3-02
CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Registered Science data, Validated Stage 1 V3-02
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Temporal Coverage:
2011-11-01 - Present
Temporal Resolution:
0.1488 second
Collection Campaigns Disciplines Spatial Temporal
CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-13_V1-13
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 1B Radiance, Expedited Provisional V1-13
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.438270248), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-50_V3-50
CALIPSO Expedited Lidar Level 1.5 Profile Data
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Vertical Resolution:
60 
Temporal Coverage:
2018-01-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-51_V3-51
CALIPSO Expedited Lidar Level 1.5 Profile Data V3-51
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.118301589), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B Profile, Expedited V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.118301589), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-46_V3-46
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Swath, Expedited Beta V3-46
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.438270248), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-46_V3-46
CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Lidar Track, Expedited Beta V3-46
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.117756417), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km Cloud Layer, Expedited V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.114604338), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Aerosol Layer, Expedited V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.114017232), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Aerosol Profile, Expedited Provisional V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.114017232), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 5 km Cloud Layer, Expedited Provisional V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.114017232), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Cloud Profile, Expedited Provisional V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.114017232), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1/3 km Cloud Layer, Expedited V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.114774774), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present
CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-41_V3-41
CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask (VFM), V3-41
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Aerosols,  Clouds,  Radiation Budget Spatial Coverage:
(-90, -82.114143605), (-180, -180)
Temporal Coverage:
2020-10-01 - Present