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 Aerosol Layer Legacy Data

Aerosol Layer Data Legacy Products

5 km aerosol layer data

NOTE: The CALIPSO datasets listed on this page were created using earlier versions of the CALIPSO algorithms and data processing software, and do not represent the most current product maturity. The newer versions now available contain numerous updates, improvements and bug fixes. As such, use of these legacy dataset for research and publication purposes is highly discouraged.
Products Temporal Reolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage

Version 2.02, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

09/14/2008 - 02/16/2009, 03/17/2009 - 03/28/2010


Version 2.01, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/13/2006 - 09/13/2008


Version 1.20, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

03/01/2007 - 11/11/2007 *


Version 1.10, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/13/2006 - 03/13/2007

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