[Source:CloudSat Standard Data Products Handbook, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University]
This product is built from ECMWF global data that are provided to the DPC via ftp transfer, four times per day. The ECMWF-AUX data set is an intermediate product that contains ECMWF state variable data interpolated to each CloudSat vetical bin. These data are required for input to the 2B-GEOPROF, 2B-CLDCLASS, 2B-TAU, and 2B-FLXHR algorithms.
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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.
Always cite the data originator if you use this data.