Metadata Updated: April 30, 2019

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), launched on January 10, 2015, is a lidar remote sensing instrument that will provide range-resolved profile measurements of atmospheric aerosols and clouds from the International Space Station (ISS). CATS is intended to operate on-orbit for at least six months, and up to three years. CATS will provide 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, it will allow scientist 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 product containing geophysical parameters derived from Level 1 data, at 60m vertical and 5km horizontal resolution.

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Metadata Created Date April 30, 2019
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 30, 2019
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019
Unique Identifier C1599922052-LARC_ASDC
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Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation 2018-10-31. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC.
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2018-08-13
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Data Last Modified 2018-08-13
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Temporal 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z/2017-10-29T23:59:59Z
Category CATS-ISS, geospatial

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