CloudSat Cloud Optical Depth (2B-TAU product version 008)
Entry ID: CloudSat_2B-TAU

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Summary
Abstract: [Source:CloudSat Standard Data Products Handbook, Cooperative
Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State
University]

The algorithm retrieves the optical depth and effective radius using radar reflectivity measured by the CloudSat CPR, upwelling top of the atmosphere radiance measured by MODIS in several channels, and other ancillary data (eg. geolocation, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA and Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, CloudSat Data Processing Center
Dataset Title: CloudSat 2B-TAU product version 008
Dataset Release Place: Fort Collins, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: CloudSat Data Processing Center
Version: Version 8
Online Resource: http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataSpecs.php?prodid=1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-06-02
Platform
CLOUDSAT Ancillary Description
Quality See Data Product "Known Issues"
http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataSpecs.php?prodid=1
Access Constraints Most of the CloudSat data and products will be made available to the CloudSat Science Team and other authorized users in the general science community, via a web-based data server during the on-orbit phase, and all CloudSat products will be sent to the Langley DAAC after the end of the operational phase.
Use Constraints Always cite the data originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
CloudSat Data Processing Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CLOUDSAT DATA PROCESSING CENTER
Email: cloudsat at cira.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
CloudSat Data Processing Center
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523-1375
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: No Fee
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 970-491-8205
Email: sample at cira.colostate.edu
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-21
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