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
  CALIPSO Orbit Change
  CALIPSO - Sister Satellites, Briefly Separated, Working Together Again
  CALIPSO CALIOP L2 Lidar Standard V4.20 Release Announcement

CALIPSO L2 Lidar 5 km Merged Aerosol and Cloud Layer Data

5 km Merged Aerosol and Cloud Layer

Aerosol and Cloud properties reported by layers at a 5 km resolution

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20

Version 4.20, Standard

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/13/2006 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10

Version 4.10, Standard

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/13/2006 - 05/31/2018

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