CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km Cloud Layer data, Validated Stage 1 V3-01

Metadata Updated: November 5, 2019

CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01 data are Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 2 1km cloud layer data. The Lidar Level 2 1km Cloud Layer Validated Stage 1 Version 3 product reports cloud products at identical 1km horizontal resolutions, and include a full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. Major algorithm updates include a new approach to determining cloud thermodynamic phase; greatly improved separation of boundary layer clouds and aerosols; refinements to the layer base determination scheme that enable more accurate estimates of aerosol optical depth; and the use of five-dimensional probability distribution functions to better distinguish clouds from aerosols. Uncertainty estimates are now provided for all cloud properties reported in the Level 2 data products. Products include three V-data record types (i.e., metadata). Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) was launched on April 28, 2006 to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on the Earth's radiation budget and climate. It flies in the international A-Train constellation for coincident Earth observations. The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 5, 2019

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 5, 2019
Publisher NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
Unique Identifier C5862870-LARC_ASDC
Maintainer
CHARLES TREPTE
Maintainer Email
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Citation 2010-05-17. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC. https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_01KMCLAY-VALSTAGE1-V3-01_L2-003.01. http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/calipso/calipso_table.
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Data First Published 2010-06-22
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_01KMCLAY-VALSTAGE1-V3-01_L2-003.01
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2018-03-11
Program Code 026:001
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Temporal 2006-06-13T00:00:00Z/2011-11-01T23:59:59Z
Category CALIPSO, geospatial

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