CATS-ISS Level 2
Entry Title: CATS-ISS Level 2O N-M7.1-Version 3-00 05kmLay

Entry ID: CATS-ISS_L2O_N-M7.1-V3-00_05kmLay_V3-00
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. CATS Level 2 Layer data product containing geophysical parameters derived from Level 1 data, at 60m vertical and 5km horizontal resolution.

DOI

10.5067/ISS/CATS/L2O_N-M7.1-V3-00_05KMLAY

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUDS
  • AEROSOLS
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • Aerosol Backscatter
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Aerosol Optical Thickness
  • Cloud Height
  • Cloud Vertical Distribution
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (S: -52, N: 52), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Latitude Resolution: 50N - 50S
Vertical Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2015-02-10 - 2015-03-21
Platforms

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

Created on 2018-08-13
Last updated on 2019-10-31