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 L2 Aerosol Profile Data

Aerosol Profile Data Products

Aerosol profile data using the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm 

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.
40kmAProCal is no longer produced. CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01 takes its place.
Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20

Version 4.20, Standard

5.92 seconds

5 km

06/12/2006 - Present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10

Version 4.10, Standard

5.92 seconds

5 km

06/13/2006 - 05/31/2018

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40

Version 3.40, Provisional

Expedited Data Set Information icon

5.92 seconds

5 km

12/01/2016 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

5.92 seconds

5 km

03/01/2013 - 11/30/2016

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-02

Version 3.02, Provisional

5.92 seconds

5 km

11/01/2011 - 2/28/2013

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01

Version 3.01, Provisional

5.92 seconds

5 km

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

Product Specific Documentation

Introductory Material
Product Specifics

Project Documentation