Short Name:
CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00

CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow - Antarctica Data, V1-00

This Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow product reports the distribution of blowing snow properties based on back-scatter retrievals over Antarctica. The 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.

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