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

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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: 

333 m

Temporal Coverage: 

10/17/2015 - Present

Temporal Resolution: 

0.049333 seconds

ASDC Order Tool:  Order Data 

Quality Summary: 
Lidar Depolarization Ratio
Column Reflectance
Cloud Midlayer Temperature
Cloud Top Height
Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
Cloud Base Height

Search and Order: ASDC Order Tool 

Search and Subset: CALIPSO Subsetting Tool Tutorial (PPT)

Search by Date: Data Availability

Product Specific Documentation

Introductory Material
Product Specifics

Project Documentation