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SAFARI 2000 Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) Quicklook Images and Maps

The effect of clouds and aerosols on regional and global climate is of great importance. Two longstanding elements of the NASA climate and radiation science program are field studies incorporating airborne remote-sensing and in-situ measurements of clouds and aerosols. is Data products include: (1) cloud profiling with 30-m vertical and 200-m horizontal resolution at 1064 nm, 532 nm, and 355 nm;(2) aerosol, boundary layer, and smoke plume profiling;(3) optical depth estimates (column and by layer); and(4) extinction profiles. The CPL provides information to permit a comprehensive analysis of radiative and optical properties of optically thin clouds. Data users are asked to read and abide by the CPL data usage policy found at [http://virl.gsfc.nasa.gov/cpl/cpl_register.htm].

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