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

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at the NASA Langley Research Center

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02

Version 3.02, 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: 

11/01/2011 - 2/28/2013

Temporal Resolution: 

0.74 seconds

Earthdata Search: Order Data

Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02_L2-003.02
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Depolarization Ratio Profile
Backscatter Coefficient
Extinction Coefficient

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

Remote Sensing Information Gateway (Interactive): RSIG

Product Specific Documentation

Introductory Material
Product Specifics

Project Documentation