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  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset collection contains cloud and aerosol profiles obtained using the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument, the primary instrument on-board the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite. The Lidar uses two bands (1064 nm and 532 nm) of linearly-polarised laser pulses. A three-channel receiver measures the backscatter intensity at 1064 nm and two orthogonal polarisation components at 532 nm, which are used to derive aerosol size and hydration, and cloud ice/water phase. In combination with auxiliary data sources, cloud profiles and radiative fluxes can be derived. Cloud and aerosol profiles derived using CALIPSO data are available dating back to June 2006, obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center. Versions 3.x (3.01, 3.02 and 3.30) of the data are held by the NEODC. Version 3-01 (13th June 2006 - 31st October 2011) is a full reprocessing of the mission data. Version 3-02 (1st November 2011 - 28th February 2013) marks the transition to a new cluster computing system without any changes in the algorithm. Version 3-30 (1st March 2013 - present) was released in April 2013. Two ancillary input files were updated. GEOS-5 was updated from version 5.2 to version 5.9.1, and the new version also incorporates enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Datasets. For Level 1B products, version 3-01 is an improvement over version 3-00, which is no longer available. The version 3 product includes improved algorithms implemented for 532-nm daytime calibration, laser energy interpretations, and interpolation of GMAO gridded data products to the CALIPSO orbit tracks; and updated and new data parameters. The version 3-01 product includes corrections to the 532 nm and 1064 nm extinction, backscatter, and ozone cross-sections. For Level 2 products, version 3-01 is the first version 3 release. Changes include improved cloud clearing code; an enhanced cloud-aerosol discrimination algorithm; improved daytime calibration procedures; and a new algorithm for assessing cloud thermodynamic phase. There were also other improvements specific to the type of product.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 1B version 3-30 data product, which contains processed Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 0 Data and post processed ephemeris data, celestial data and converted payload status data. Version 3-30 was released in April, 2013. This version incorporates two ancillary input files updated from those used in versions 3-01 and 3-02: GEOS-5 processing system version 5.9.1 from version 5.2; and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Datasets. The resulting changes are relatively small.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 5km cloud layer version 3-02 data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 5 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provide a range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers and optical depth. Version 3-30 was released in April, 2013. This version incorporates two ancillary input files updated from those used in versions 3-01 and 3-02: GEOS-5 processing system version 5.9.1 from version 5.2; and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Datasets. The resulting changes are relatively small.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 5km Cloud Layer Version 3-02 data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 5 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provide a range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers and optical depth. Version 3-02 marks the transition to a new cluster computing system without any changes in the algorithm used in version 3-01. The resulting impact on the products are very minor.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 1km cloud layer version 3-02 data product, which provides cloud data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 1 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provides range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers, optical depth. Version 3-02 marks the transition to a new cluster computing system without any changes in the algorithm used in version 3-01. The resulting impact on the products are very minor.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 aerosol profile version 3-30 data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product with uniform horizontal resolution of 5 km and ancillary data. There are no layer descriptors included in the datasets, and the spatial distribution of the aerosol layers depends on the aerosol layer fraction and atmospheric volume description parameters. The aerosol backscatter and extinction coefficients are obtained through the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm. Version 3-30 was released in April, 2013. This version incorporates two ancillary input files updated from those used in versions 3-01 and 3-02: GEOS-5 processing system version 5.9.1 from version 5.2; and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Datasets. The resulting changes are relatively small.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 Aerosol Profile Version 3-01 data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product with uniform horizontal resolution of 5 km and ancillary data. There are no layer descriptors included in the datasets, and the spatial distribution of the aerosol layers depends on the aerosol layer fraction and atmospheric volume description parameters. The aerosol backscatter and extinction coefficients are obtained through the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm. In Version 3-01, L2 products use enhanced daytime calibration, improved cloud-aerosol discrimination algorithm with removal of a bug in the cloud clearing code, and the newly introduced cloud thermodynamic phase assessment algorithm.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 1B version 3-02 data product, which contains processed Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 0 Data and post processed ephemeris data, celestial data and converted payload status data. Version 3-02 marks the transition to a new cluster computing system without any changes in the algorithm used in version 3-01. The resulting impact on the products are very minor.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 vertical feature mask version 3-01 Data Product, which describes the horizontal and vertical distribution of the cloud and the aerosol layers observed by the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP). In Version 3-01, the L2 products use an enhanced daytime calibration, improved cloud-aerosol discrimination algorithm with removal of a bug in the cloud clearing code, and the newly introduced cloud thermodynamic phase assessment algorithm.

  • The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was a joint-mission between NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The main objectives of the mission was to supply unique data set of vertical cloud and aerosol profiles. This dataset contains cloud and aerosol lidar level 2 5km cloud layer version 3-01 data product, which provides cloud data derived from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 1B product at 5 km horizontal resolution, with full complement of diagnostic and quality assurance parameters. The data provide a range of parameters including vertical profile of cloud layers and optical depth. In Version 3-01, L2 products use enhanced daytime calibration, improved cloud-aerosol discrimination algorithm with removal of a bug in the cloud clearing code, and the newly introduced cloud thermodynamic phase assessment algorithm.