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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CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01

Version 3.01, Provisional

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: 

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

Temporal Resolution: 

5.92 seconds

Earthdata Search:  Order Data

Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01_L2-003.01
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Depolarization Ratio Profile
Backscatter Coefficients
Extinction Coefficients

Earthdata Search:  Order Data

Subset Data: CALIPSO Subsetting Tool Tutorial (PPT)

ASDC HTML Order Tool: Order Data

Search by Date: Data Availability

Remote Sensing Information Gateway (Interactive): RSIG

Product Specific Documentation

Introductory Material
Product Specifics

Project Documentation