CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10_V1-10

CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Clouds presents, composition, and optical properties, V1-10

Version V1-10 eng
  • Abstract
    CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10 data are CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSC) profiles of PSC presence, composition, optical properties, and meteorological information along CALIPSO orbit tracks. The PSC data product ensemble describes the spatial distribution and optical properties of PSC layers observed by the CALIPSO lidar. Each file contains data from all nighttime orbit segments from a single day reported on a 5-km horizontal by 180-m vertical grid. PSC detection is limited to nighttime CALIOP observations because higher levels of background light during daytime significantly reduce the signal-to-noise and, hence, the PSC detection sensitivity. Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (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, the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.
  • Version Description
    CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Polar Stratospheric Clouds presents, composition, and optical properties
  • DOI

    10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10

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    Data Dates
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    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    4.0

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS (OBSERVED/ANALYZED)
    • POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS/NACREOUS
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Ancillary Keywords
  • PSC feature mask
ISO Topic Categories
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    CALIPSO
    Instruments
    • CALIOP
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CALIPSO No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
    ARCHIVER
    Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA

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  • DAVID
    Investigator
    DAVID WINKER

    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA

  • ASDC
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    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • CHARLES
    Technical Contact
    CHARLES TREPTE

    NASA Langley research Center
    Hampton, VA

  • ASDC
    Data Center Contact
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

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