Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

  CALIPSO CALIOP V1.00 L3 Stratospheric Aerosol Formal Release Announcement
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CALIPSO L2 Lidar 1/3km Cloud Layer Data

1/3 km Cloud Layer Data

1/3 km cloud layer data

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Products Temporal Reolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage

Version 3.40, Validated Stage 1

Expedited Data Set Information icon

0.049333 seconds

333 m

12/01/2016 - present


Version 3.30, Validated Stage 1

0.049333 seconds

333 m

03/01/2013 - 11/30/2016


Version 3.02, Validated Stage 1

0.049333 seconds

333 m

11/01/2011 - 2/28/2013


Version 3.01, Validated Stage 1

0.049333 seconds

333 m

06/13/2006 - 02/16/2009, 03/17/2009 - 10/31/2011

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