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CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20

CAL_LID_L2_VFM-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: 

333m

Temporal Coverage: 

06/13/2006 - present

Temporal Resolution: 

0.74 second

File Format: 
HDF-4

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Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20
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Lidar Depolarization Ratio
Aerosol Optical Thickness
Integrated Attenuated Backscatter
Column Reflectance

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