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

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CATS-ISS_L2O_D-M7.2-V1-03_05kmLay

CATS-ISS_L2O_D-M7.2-V1-03_05kmLay

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) is a three wavelength, polarization-sensitive lidar that provides altitude-resolved profile measurements of clouds and aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere.

Project Title: 
CATS
Discipline: 
Version: 
V1
Level: 
L2
Platform: 
International Space Station (ISS)
Spatial Coverage: 

(-52, 52)(-180,180)

Spatial Resolution: 

5km

Temporal Coverage: 

05/07/2015 - 03/25/2016

Temporal Resolution: 

0.74 second

File Format: 
HDF-5

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DOI: 

10.5067/ISS/CATS/L2O_D-M7.2-V1-03_05KMLAYClick here for more information on citing ASDC data.

  • Cloud Profile Date
  • Cloud Extinction
  • Cloud Optical Depth
  • Cloud Backscatter
  • Cloud Layer Thickness
  • Cloud Layer Height
  • Cloud Ice Water Content
  • Cloud Depolarization
  • Cloud Phase
  • Aerosol Layer Height
  • Aerosol Layer Thickness
  • Aerosol Backscatter
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Aerosol Feature Type
  • Aerosol Depolarization Ratio