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CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, Beta V3-40

CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40 is the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, Beta Version 3-40 data product. Data for this product was collected using the CALIPSO IIR instrument. Data collection for this product is complete. This product contains emissivity and cloud particle data related to pixels co-located to the lidar track. The science algorithms used to produce the Version 3.40 CALIOP data products are identical to those used to generate the Version 3.01 and Version 3.02 products; however, some of the ancillary data used in the Version 3.40 analyses is different. All Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) data products rely on meteorological data provided by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). The Version 3.01 and Version 3.02 data products were produced using the GMAO's Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5.2 (GEOS-5.2) data products. 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, IIR, and Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.

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