Short Name:
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02

CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer Level 2 Track data, Beta V3-02

CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02 data are CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) emissivity and cloud particle data related to pixels co-located to the Lidar track. Version 3.02 represents a transition of the Lidar, IIR, and WFC processing and browse code to a new cluster computing system. No algorithm changes were introduced and very minor changes were observed between V3.01 and V3.02 as a result of the compiler and computer architecture differences. 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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