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  CALIPSO LIDAR L1.5 Standard V1.00 Release Announcement

CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00

CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00

The CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00 data product is a continuous segment of calibrated, geolocated, cloud-cleared, and spatially averaged profiles of lidar attenuated backscatter.

Project Title: 
CALIPSO
Discipline: 
Version: 
V1
Platform: 
CALIPSO
Instrument: 
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP)
Spatial Coverage: 

(-90, 90)(-180,180)

Spatial Resolution: 

20 Km

Temporal Coverage: 

6/13/2006 – Present

Temporal Resolution: 

0.05 seconds

File Format: 
HDF-4

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L15-STANDARD-V1-00
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Aerosol Backscatter

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