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

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CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V2-01

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V2-01

Version 2.01, 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 - 09/13/2008

Temporal Resolution: 

0.74 seconds

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

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