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

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CALIPSO Aerosol Layer Data

Aerosol Layer Data Products

5 km aerosol 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 Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20

Version 4.20, Standard

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/13/2006 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10

Version 4.10, Standard

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/13/2006 - 05/31/2018

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40

Version 3.40, Provisional

Expedited Data Set Information icon

0.74 seconds

5 km

12/01/2016 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

03/01/2013 - 11/30/2016

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-02

Version 3.02, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

11/01/2011 - 2/28/2013

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01

Version 3.01, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

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

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