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

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LITE Data and Information

Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) used a laser, a telescope approximately 1 meter in diameter and a modular design. The system was used to study clouds, tropospheric and stratospheric aerosols, characteristics of the planetary boundary layer, stratospheric density and temperature perturbations, and to some degree, surface topography.

Level: 
L1
Platform: 
STS-64
Instrument: 
LIDAR
Spatial Coverage: 

60N to 60S, 180E to 180W

Spatial Resolution: 

~740m horizontal ~15m vertical

Temporal Coverage: 

09/10/1994 - 09/19/1994

Temporal Resolution: 

0.1 second

File Format: 
BINARY

ASDC Order Tool: Order Data

LIDAR Relative Backscatter

Search and Order: ASDC Order Tool

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