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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

CALIPSO Data and Information

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CALIPSO Data and Information

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) was launched on April 28, 2006 to study the roles of clouds and aerosols of climate and weather.  It flies in the international "A-Train" constellation for coincident Earth observations.  The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP Lidar), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC).  CALIPSO is a partnership between NASA and the French Space Agency, CNES.

Instrument Data Products

CALIOP Lidar

Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR)

Wide Field Camera (WFC)

Special Products
Data Description: Full orbit profiles of combined molecular and aerosol total attenuated backscatter using expedited calibration and geolocation, averaged to 20 km horizontal x 60 m vertical resolution.
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.
Products Temporal Reolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-30

Version 3.30, Exp-Beta Information icon

By subscription only

0.05 second

333 m

03/01/2013 - present

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.
Products Temporal Reolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02

Version 3.02, Provisional

0.1488 seconds

1 km

01/01/2013 - present

CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02

Version 3.02, Provisional

0.0186 seconds

125 m

01/01/2013 - present

CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02

Version 3.02, Provisional

0.1488 seconds

1 km

01/01/2013 - present

CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12

Version 1.12, Provisional

8.15 seconds

1 km

01/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.05 seconds

333 m

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-30

Version 3.30, Beta

8.15 seconds

1 km

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-30

Version 3.30, Beta

8.15 seconds

1 km

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.049333 seconds

333 m

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.147999 seconds

1 km

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.74 seconds

5 km

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

5.92 seconds

5 km

06/01/2013 - present

CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-30

Version 3.30, Provisional

0.74 seconds

333 m

06/01/2013 - present