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  CALIPSO IIR V4.20 L2 Product Release Announcement

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20

Version 4.20, Standard

Project Title: 
CALIPSO
Discipline: 
Version: 
V4
Level: 
L2
Platform: 
CALIPSO
Instrument: 
Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP)
Spatial Coverage: 

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

Spatial Resolution: 

5 km

Temporal Coverage: 

06/12/2006 - Present

Temporal Resolution: 

0.74 seconds

File Format: 
HDF-4

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20
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Cloud Base Height
Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
Lidar
Cloud Optical Depth/Thickness
Column Reflectance
Cloud Ceiling
Cloud Top Height

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