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

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at the NASA Langley Research Center

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CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40

Version 3.40, Provisional

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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: 

5 km

Temporal Coverage: 

12/01/2016 - present

Temporal Resolution: 

0.74 seconds

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40
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Lidar Depolarization Ratio
Aerosol Optical Thickness
Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
Column Reflectance

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