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CALIPSO CALIOP V1.00 L3 Stratospheric Aerosol Formal Release Announcement

CALIPSO CALIOP V1.00 L3 Stratospheric Aerosol Formal Release Announcement

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The CALIPSO mission team, in collaboration with the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center and HYGEOS/AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center, announces the release of a new CALIOP Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profile Product (V1.00).

 

CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00

 

The CALIOP Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profile monthly product reports global distributions of 532 nm total attenuated backscatter coefficients, attenuated scattering ratios, aerosol extinction coefficients, and stratospheric aerosol optical depths on a uniform three-dimensional spatial grid (5° latitude × 20° longitude × 900 m vertically). All level 3 parameters are derived from the nighttime CALIPSO version 4 level 1 and level 2 5-km merged layer products and the version 1.x level 2 polar stratospheric cloud data products.

 

The monthly product is available beginning with data from June 13, 2006 through December 31, 2016.

 

Information about this new data product including data availability, user documentation and quality statements, relevant links, sample read software, and tools for working with the data, etc. can be found at the following ASDC link: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/calipso/calipso_table.

 

An in-depth data quality summary and description can be found in the following CALIPSO links:
https://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/resources/calipso_users_guide/qs/cal_l...
https://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/resources/calipso_users_guide/data_sum...