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

  CALIPSO IIR V4.20 L2 Product 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: 

10/17/2015 - Present

Temporal Resolution: 

0.74 seconds

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
Cloud Base Height
Lidar Depolarization Ratio
Column Reflectance
Cloud Optical Depth
Cloud Top Height

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