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CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, Beta V3-02

CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02 is the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, Beta Version 3-02 data product. Data for this product was collected using the CALIPSO IIR instrument. Data collection for this product is complete. This product contains 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 Wide Field Camera (WFC) processing and browse code to a new cluster computing system. No algorithm changes were introduced, and very minor changes were observed between Version 3.01 and Version 3.02 as a result of the compiler and computer architecture differences. 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, Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), IIR, and WFC. CALIPSO is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the French Agency, CNES.

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