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CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Cloud Occurrence Data, Standard V1-00

CAL_LID_L3_Cloud_Occurrence-Standard-V1-00 is the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Lidar Level 3 Cloud Occurrence Data, Standard Version 1-00 data product. This data product was collected using the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument. Data collection for this product is complete. This product reports global distributions of clouds on a uniform spatial grid. All level 3 parameters are derived from the CALIPSO level 2 data, with a temporal averaging of one month. CALIPSO was launched on April 28, 2006 and continues to collect data necessary 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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