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Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE) L1
Entry ID: LITE_L1_1994

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Abstract: LITE_L1 data are LIDAR Vertical profile data along the orbital flight path of STS-64.

Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE) used a three-wavelength (355 nm, 532 nm and 1064 nm) backscatter lidar which flew on the space shuttle Discovery as part of the STS-64 mission between September 9 and September 20, 1994. The LITE instrument was designed with the capability to make measurements of ... View entire text
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Description: LITE project home page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: -4.985 KM Max Altitude: 40 KM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Winker, David M.
Dataset Title: Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) L1
Dataset Release Date: January 1999
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley DAAC
Data Presentation Form: profile
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-09-10
Stop Date: 1994-09-17
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 15 m
Vertical Resolution Range: 10 meters - < 30 meters
Temporal Resolution: 0.1 sec
Temporal Resolution Range: < 1 second
Quality Included for each profile is a Validity Parameter which identifies each
profile as being valid, questionable, or invalid.
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: LITE_L1

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
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 Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 48 GB total, individual files up to 45 MB
Distribution Format: binary
Fees: $0
Phone: (757) 864-2688
Fax: (757) 864-2671
Email: Kathleen.A.Powell at
Contact Address:
Aerosol Research Branch
Mail Stop 475
Atmospheric Sciences Division
NASA Langley Research Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-0001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-06-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07