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CALIPSO LIDAR L1.5 Standard V1.00 Release Announcement

CALIPSO LIDAR L1.5 Standard V1.00 Release Announcement

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The CALIPSO mission team, in collaboration with the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center, announces the release of a new CALIOP Level 1.5 Product:

 

CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00         https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L15-STANDARD-V1-00                    

 

The CALIOP Level 1.5 data is a continuous segment of calibrated, geo-located, cloud-cleared, and spatially averaged profiles of lidar attenuated backscatter. These profiles are derived via a synthesis of the CALIOP V4.10 Level 1B profile and V4.20 Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask data products. The product is available beginning with data from June 13, 2006 through current.

 

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_l15_v1-00.php
https://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/resources/calipso_users_guide/data_summaries/l15/index_lid_l15_stdv100_desc.php