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CALIPSO V1.00 L3 Ice Cloud Formal Release Announcement

CALIPSO V1.00 L3 Ice Cloud Formal Release Announcement

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center in collaboration with the CALIPSO mission team announces the release of a new CALIOP Level 3 Ice Cloud Product.


The CALIOP Level 3 Ice Cloud monthly product reports global distributions of ice cloud extinction coefficients and ice water content histograms on a uniform spatial grid.  All parameters are derived from the latest version 4 CALIOP Level 2 5‑km cloud profile product.


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:


An in-depth data quality summary and description can be found in the following CALIPSO links: