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CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profiles Standard V1-00

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 is the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profiles Standard Version 1-00 data product. This data product was collected using the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument. Data collection for this product is ongoing.

The CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 stratospheric aerosol reports global distributions of 532nm total attenuated backscatter, extinction, attenuated scattering ratios, and stratospheric aerosol optical depths on a uniform spatial grid. All level 3 parameters are derived from the CALIPSO version 4 level 1 and level 2 5 km merged layer and version 3 level 2 polar stratospheric cloud data products, with a temporal averaging of one month. The primary outputs are reported in terms of 1) background only and 2) all aerosol. For background only all features identified by the level 2 algorithms have been removed. For all aerosol only aerosols layers are considered, while clouds and polar stratospheric clouds are removed.

CALIPSO was launched on April 28, 2006 and continues to collect data necessary 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, CALIOP, Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and 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 November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1541534505-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 2018-06-25
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-07-31
Category CALIPSO, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation 2018-08-08. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC.
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Source Hash 5c2ae64cbba2331e0d58f5821d365e7b4da51b1d138777a2de23a3a4bcd3b252
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2006-06-01T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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