Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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CAL_LID_L15_ValStage1-V3-50

CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-50

The CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-50 expedited data product is a continuous segment of calibrated, geolocated, cloud-cleared, and spatially averaged profiles of lidar attenuated backscatter and aerosol extinction.

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

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

Spatial Resolution: 

333 m

Temporal Coverage: 

06/13/2006 – Present

Temporal Resolution: 

0.05 second

File Format: 
HDF-4

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Quality Summary: 
Aerosol Extinction
Aerosol Backscatter

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