CATS-ISS Level 2
Entry Title: CATS-ISS_L2O_N-M7.2-V1-05_05kmPro

Entry ID: CATS-ISS_L2O_N-M7.2-V1-05_05kmPro_V1-05
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-M7.2-V1-05_05KMPRO

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • AEROSOLS
  • CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUDS
  • Aerosol Backscatter
  • Aerosol Depolarization Ratio
  • Aerosol Feature Type
  • Aerosol Layer Height
  • Aerosol Layer Thickness
  • Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD)
  • Cloud Backscatter
  • Cloud Depolarization
  • Cloud Extinction
  • Cloud Ice Water Content
  • Cloud Layer Height
  • Cloud Layer Thickness
  • Cloud Optical Depth
  • Cloud Phase
  • Cloud Profile Date
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (-52, 52), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2015-03-25 - 2017-05-30
Temporal Resolution: 5.92 second
Platforms

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

Created on 2017-01-18
Last updated on 2018-05-03