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Lidar Altitude Data Read Routine


Lidar Altitude Data Read Routine

This routine demonstrates reading the lidar altitude data stored in CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B Profile, Level 2 Aerosol Profile, and Level 2 Cloud Profile products.

It is written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) and uses HDF routine calls to read the altitude data which are stored in an HDF vdata (table) structure, as described in the CALIPSO Data Products Catalog.

Interactive Data Language (IDL) is available from Exelis Visual Information Solutions.