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

  CALIPSO CALIOP L2 Lidar Standard V4.20 Release Announcement



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.

Version 3.40, Provisional

Project Title: 
Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP)
Spatial Coverage: 

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

Spatial Resolution: 

5 km

Temporal Coverage: 

06/01/2013 - present

Temporal Resolution: 

5.92 seconds

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
Backscatter Coefficients
Extinction Coefficients
Depolarization Ratio Profile

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Search and Order: ASDC Order Tool

Search and Subset: CALIPSO Subsetting Tool Tutorial (PPT)

OPeNDAP Access: Order Data

Search by Date: Data Availability

Product Specific Documentation

Introductory Material
Product Specifics

Project Documentation