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CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Native Science data ValStage-V3-01
Entry ID: CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage-V3-01

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Summary
Abstract: CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01 data are CALIPSO Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1km Native Science data. Version 3.01 includes new metadata parameters and corrections to several minor software bugs. Specifically, the Orbit Number and Path Number metadata parameters are now included to facilitate improved subsetting capabilities.

The primary Wide Field Camera Level 1B data products are calibrated radiance and bidirectional reflectance registered to an Earth-based grid centered on the Lidar ground track. During the normal operation, the WFC acquires science data only during the daylight portions of the CALIPSO orbits.

The Wide Field Camera Level 1B 1 km Native Science grid covers the full 61 km swath centered on the Lidar track.

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.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CALIPSO Science Team (David Winker, NASA/ASDC)
Dataset Title: CALIPSO WFC L1 1Km-ValStage1 HDF File - Version 3.01
Dataset Series Name: CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)
Version: V3-01
Dataset Editor: Winker, David
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/WFC/CALIPSO/CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01_L1B-003.01
Online Resource: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/ceres/ssf_Aqua-fm3_ed3a_table


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-06-13
Stop Date: 2009-02-16

Start Date: 2009-03-17
Stop Date: 2011-10-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
CALIPSO >Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations    [Information]


Instrument
WFC >Wide Field Camera    [Information]


Project
EOS >Earth Observing System    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
CALIPSO >Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations    [Information]
ESSP >NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
SWATH HOMOGENEITY


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage-V3-01

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No Fee

Distribution_Format: HDF and NetCDF


Personnel
ASDC USER SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


DAVID M WINKER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 757-864-6747
Email: david.m.winker at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Country: USA


CHARLES R. TREPTE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 757-864-5836
Email: Charles.R.Trepte at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley research Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Country: USA


MICHAEL C. PITTS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 757-864-2693
Email: Michael.C.Pitts at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Country: USA


Publications/References
A list of publications is available from:
http://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/resources/publications.php

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-09-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-05-20



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