CATS-ISS Level 1B
Entry Title: CATS-ISS Level 1B Day Mode 7.2 Version 2-08

Entry ID: CATS-ISS_L1B_D-M7.2-V2-08_V2-08
Aerosols Clouds
Description

CATS-ISS_L1B_D-M7.2-V2-08 is the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) International Space Station Level 1B Day Mode 7.2 Version 2-08 data product. The collection spans from March 25, 2015 through October 29, 2017. CATS, which was launched on January 10, 2015, was a lidar remote sensing instrument that provided range-resolved profile measurements of atmospheric aerosols and clouds from the ISS. CATS provides vertical profiles at three wavelengths, orbiting between ~230 and ~270 miles above the Earth's surface at a 51-degree inclination with nearly a three-day repeat cycle. For the first time, scientists were able to study diurnal (day-to-night) changes in cloud and aerosol effects from space by observing the same spot on Earth at different times each day. Level 1B data have been calibrated and annotated with ancillary meteorological data and processed to sensor units.

DOI

10.5067/ISS/CATS/L1B_D-M7.2-V2-08

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • CLOUDS
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • AEROSOLS
  • CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • Aerosol Vertical Extent
  • Attenuated Backscatter Profiles
  • Cloud Vertical Extent
  • Injection Heights
  • Volume Depolarization Ratio Profiles
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

HDF5

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-52, 52), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL GEOGRAPHIC REGION
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2015-03-25 - 2017-10-29
Temporal Resolution: .051 second
Platforms

Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
ISS
International Space Station
CATS
Cloud-Aerosol Transport System
LIDAR
Metadata Dates

Created on 2017-06-13
Last updated on 2020-07-23