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CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 1 km Cloud Layer, Expedited V3-40

CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 is the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 2 1 km Cloud Layer, Expedited Version 3-40 data product. Data for this product was collected using the CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument. Data collection for this product is ongoing. Version 3.40 of the Level 2 data products is a maintenance release that implements the following changes: corrections to the code used to interpolate the GMAO meteorological data products to the CALIPSO orbit tracks; revisions to the Cabannes backscattering cross-sections used to derive the molecular scattering models used for the Level 1 and Level 2 analyses, revisions were downward by ~0.8%; and identification of typographical error in the runtime script that controls the behavior of the aerosol subtyping algorithm in the Level 2 analyses. 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 the international A-Train constellation for coincident Earth observations. The CALIPSO satellite comprises three instruments, CALIOP, Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.

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