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CATS-ISS Level 2 Operational Day Mode 7.2 Version 3-00 5 km Profile

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

CATS-ISS_L2O_D-M7.2-V3-00_05kmPro is the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) International Space Station (ISS) Level 2 Operational Day Mode 7.2 Version 3-00 5 km Profile 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.

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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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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview

CATS Browse and Granule Availability

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
Maintainer
Identifier C1577484506-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 2018-08-13
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-08-13
Category CATS-ISS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation 2018-10-31. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC. https://doi.org/10.5067/ISS/CATS/L2O_D-M7.2-V3-00_05KMPRO. https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/project/CATS-ISS.
Graphic Preview Description CATS Browse and Granule Availability
Graphic Preview File https://cats.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/browse/
Harvest Object Id cdbe8d35-8612-452c-ab96-4ad9ad41740a
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/ISS/CATS/L2O_D-M7.2-V3-00_05KMPRO
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -180.0 -52.0 180.0 52.0
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 3efa00009dc20c6c1d3b770ce4f2973d764052f78e774262a92821d75fee0dfc
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial
Temporal 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z/2017-10-29T23:59:59Z

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