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-V3-01

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-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: 

0.74 seconds

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01_L2-003.01
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Cloud Base Height
Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
Cloud Optical Depth
Lidar Depolarization Ratio
Cloud Top Height
Column Reflectance

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Search and Subset: CALIPSO Subsetting Tool Tutorial (PPT)

Search and Order: ASDC Order Tool 

OPeNDAP Access: Order Data

Search by Date: Data Availability

Product Specific Documentation

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Product Specifics

Project Documentation