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CALIPSO CALIOP V1.00 L3 Cloud Occurrence Formal Release Announcement

CALIPSO CALIOP V1.00 L3 Cloud Occurrence Formal Release Announcement

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The CALIPSO mission team, in collaboration with the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center and AERIS/ICARE Data Center and Services Center, announces the release of a new CALIOP Level 3 Cloud Occurrence Product:

 

CAL_LID_L3_Cloud_Occurrence-Standard-V1-00

 

The CALIOP Level 3 Cloud Occurrence monthly product reports global distributions of cloud occurrence by counts on a uniform spatial grid. All parameters are derived from the latest version 4 CALIOP Level 2 5‑km merged layer and Level 2 5-km cloud profile 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_lid_l3_cloud_occurrence_v1-00.php

https://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/resources/calipso_users_guide/data_summaries/l3/lid_l3_cloud_occurrence_v1-00_v01_desc.php