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

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CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00

CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00

Version 3.00, Standard

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

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

Spatial Resolution: 

2° latitude, 5° longitude

Temporal Coverage: 

06/13/2006 - 11/30/2016

Temporal Resolution: 

Monthly

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Quality Summary: 
DOI: 

10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00
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Column Aerosol Optical Depth
532nm Extinction Coefficient
Aerosol Layer Properties

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