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CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Cloud, Standard V1-00

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

CAL_LID_L3_GEWEX_Cloud-Standard-V1-00 is the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 3 Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Cloud, Standard Version 1-00 data product. Data for this product was collected using the CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument. Data collection for this product is ongoing.

This product is a reformatted version of the CALIPSO contribution to the GEWEX cloud assessment of global cloud datasets from satellites. The data submitted by the CALIPSO team this project had to conform to a very specific format; yearly netCDF files organized by parameter. In order to be compatible with other publicly orderable lidar level 3 CALIPSO aerosol and cloud products, which are reported as monthly HDF files, this new lidar level 3 CALIPSO GEWEX cloud product was created. These files report global distributions of cloud amount and cloud top as averages and histograms on a uniform 2-dimentional (2D) spatial grid. All level 3 parameters are derived from the CALIPSO version 4.x level 2 5 km cloud merged layer products, with a temporal averaging of one month.

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, 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
Publisher NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
Maintainer
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Data First Published 2019-08-13
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-08-13
Category CALIPSO, geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation 2019-09-11. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC. https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L3_GEWEX_Cloud-Standard-V1-00.
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Temporal 2006-06-01T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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