CATS-ISS Level 1B
Entry Title: Cloud-Aerosol Transport System Level 1B M7.1 Night

Entry ID: CATS-ISS_L1B_N-M7.1-V2-04_V2-04
Aerosols Clouds
Description

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), launched on January 10 2015, is a lidar remote sensing instrument that will provide range-resolved profile measurements of atmospheric aerosols and clouds from the International Space Station (ISS). CATS is intended to operate on-orbit for at least six months, and up to three years. CATS will provide 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, it will allow scientist 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.L1B data that have been calibrated, annotated with ancillary meteorological data, and processed to sensor units.

DOI

10.5067/ISS/CATS/L1B_N-M7.1-V2-04

Keywords

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

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (-52, 52), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2015-02-10 - 2015-03-21
Temporal Resolution: .051 second
Platforms

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

Created on 2015-06-10
Last updated on 2019-07-19