CATS-ISS Level 2
Entry Title: CATS-ISS Level 2 Operational Night Mode 7.2 Version 3-00 5 km Layer

Entry ID: CATS-ISS_L2O_N-M7.2-V3-00_05kmLay_V3-00
Aerosols Clouds
Description

CATS-ISS_L2O_N-M7.2-V3-00_05kmLay is the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) International Space Station (ISS) Level 2 Operational Night Mode 7.2 Version 3-00 5 km Layer data product. This collection spans from March 25, 2015 to 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 was intended to operate on-orbit for up to three years. 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. CATS Level 2 Layer data products contain geophysical parameters and are derived from Level 1 data, at 60m vertical and 5km horizontal resolution.

DOI

10.5067/ISS/CATS/L2O_N-M7.2-V3-00_05KMLAY

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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 Backscatter
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Aerosol Optical Thickness
  • Cloud Height
  • Cloud Vertical Distribution
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

ASIA AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND EUROPE NORTH AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA EASTERN HEMISPHERE EQUATORIAL EURASIA MID-LATITUDE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SAHEL SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TROPICS WESTERN HEMISPHERE OCEANIA ATLANTIC OCEAN INDIAN OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN TROPOSPHERE STRATOSPHERE LAND SURFACE AFRICA CONTINENT
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2015-03-25 - 2017-10-29
Temporal Resolution: 5.92 second
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 2020-07-23