[Personnel: Last_Name='RITZ', Middle_Name='A.', First_Name='SCOTT']
CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B profile data Prov-V2-01Entry ID: CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V2-01
Abstract: CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V2-01 data are CALIPSO Lidar Level 1B profile data, provisional.
The lidar Level 1B data product contains a half orbit (day or night) of calibrated and geolocated lidar profiles. The product contains data from all non-diagnostic instrument modes including nominal science, depolarization gain ratio calibration, and boresight alignment. The Level 1B data product is written in HDF.
The lidar Level 1B product contains additional data not found in the Level 0 lidar input file, including post processed ephemeris data, celestial data, and converted payload status data.
The major categories of lidar Level 1B data are:
- Lidar Profile Data
- Position Data
- Viewing Geometry
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) was launched on April 28, 2006 to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on the Earth's radiation budget and climate. It flies in formation with five other satellites in the international "A-Train" (PDF) constellation for coincident Earth observations. The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.
Start Date: 2006-06-13Stop Date: 2008-09-13
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: No Fee
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center User and Data Services NASA Langley Research Center Mail Stop 157D
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
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Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-09-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-24