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CALIPSO Data Products Catalog (DPC) Versions

This page lists the different versions of the CALIPSO’s Data Products Catalog. These versions support specific data releases of the data products.

Release Number Data Sets / Description of Revision
DPC Release 4.80
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
March 04, 2019
Rev: March 14, 2019
Rev: September 01, 2019
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_Cloud_Occurrence-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00, CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-50 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • Added new version of the EXPEDITED LIDAR Level 1.5 Version 3.50 information to the DPC. It replaces the previous version of this product.
    Added new STANDARD LIDAR Level 1.5 Version 1.00 data product information to the DPC.
DPC Release 4.70
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
November 19, 2018
Rev: March 14, 2019
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_Cloud_Occurrence-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00, CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • Added LIDAR Level 3 Cloud Occurrence Version 1.00 data sets information to the DPC.
Release Number Data Sets / Description of Revision
DPC Release 4.60
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
November 14, 2018
Rev: March 14, 2019
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00, CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • Added LIDAR Level 2 Blowing Snow - Antarctica Version 1.00 data sets information to the DPC.
Release Number Data Sets / Description of Revision
DPC Release 4.50
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
October 17, 2018
Rev: March 14, 2019
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-20, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00, CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • Added LIDAR Level 2 Version 4.20 data sets information to the DPC.
Release Number Data Sets / Description of Revision
DPC Release 4.40
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
August 31, 2018
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00, CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • Added CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 data set information to the DPC.
  • 2018-08-31: Modified wording in Section 2.7 paragraph to include Merged product.
Release Number Data Sets / Description of Revision
DPC Release 4.30
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
April 30, 2018
Rev: July 2, 2018
Rev: August 31, 2018
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00, CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • Added CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00 data set information to the DPC.
  • 2018-08-31: Modified wording in Section 2.7 paragraph to include Merged product. Added missing parameter information to the V4.10 5 km Merged Layer summary record, single shot parameters total record size to V4.10 aerosol layer summary record, and corrected totals to the V4.10 VFM record summary.
DPC Release 4.20
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
July 12, 2017
Rev: August 31, 2018
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00, CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • Added CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00 data set information to the DPC.
  • 2018-08-31: Modified wording in Section 2.7 paragraph to include Merged product. Added missing parameter information to the V4.10 5 km Merged Layer summary record, single shot parameters total record size to V4.10 aerosol layer summary record, and corrected totals to the V4.10 VFM record summary.
DPC Release 4.10
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
November 1, 2016
Rev: December 14, 2016
Rev: June 6, 2017
Rev: August 31, 2018
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40

  • GMAO version updated which is used as input data to CALIPSO production. Therefore, version updates were made to data sets.
  • 2018-08-31: Modified wording in Section 2.7 paragraph to include Merged product. Added missing parameter information to the V4.10 5 km Merged Layer summary record, single shot parameters total record size to V4.10 aerosol layer summary record, and corrected totals to the V4.10 VFM record summary.
DPC Release 4.10
PDF: Size ~5.0 MB
November 1, 2016
Rev: December 14, 2016
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-00
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-00
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-30
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-30 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02,
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-30

  • Added information supporting the new version (V4-10) of Lidar Levels 1 and 2 data sets.
DPC Release 3.8
PDF: Size ~3.5 MB
October 14, 2015
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-00, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-00
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-00
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-30
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-30 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02,
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-30

  • Added information supporting the new Lidar Level 3 version 3.00 data set.
DPC Release 3.7
PDF: Size ~1.8 MB
July 25, 2014
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-00, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-00
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-30, CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-30
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-30
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-30 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02,
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-30

  • Added information supporting the new Lidar Level 1 version 4.00 data set.
  • Added information supporting the increased file sizes for the Wide Field Camera data products.
DPC Release 3.6
PDF: Size ~1.4 MB
September 2013
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-00
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-30, CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-30
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-30
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-30 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02,
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-30, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-30

  • Added information supporting the new version of data sets.
  • Added new data set, CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-00.
DPC Release 3.5
PDF: Size ~2.4 MB
January 2013
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-01
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-00
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02, CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-01, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-02, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-01
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-02 (Special Order)
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-02
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02,
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-02, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-02

  • Added information supporting the expedited data sets.
DPC Release 3.4
PDF: Size ~3.6 MB
December 2011
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-01
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01
  • LIDAR L3: CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-00, CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-00
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02, CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-01, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-02, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-01
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-02

  • Added a new section that supports the new Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Profile products.
DPC Release 3.3
PDF: Size ~2.3 MB
June 2011
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-01
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01
  • IIR L2: CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02, CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-01, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-02, CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-01
Expedited Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1.5: CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-02

  • Modified the tables supporting the latest data release of the IIR Swath and Track data sets.
  • Added the following parameters to the Track data set:
    • Reference_Brightness_Temperature, Blackbody_Brightness_Temperature, Computed_Brightness_Temperature_Surface, Multi_Layer_Cloud_Flag, and Microphysics
  • Removed the following parameters from both the Swath and Track data sets:
    • g, g_Confidence
  • Removed the following parameters from the Track data set:
    • Clear_Sky_Radiance_08_65, Clear_Sky_Radiance_12_05, Clear_Sky_Radiance_10_60, and Reference_Homogeneity_Flag
  • Modified units and ranges for parameters in both the Swath and Track data sets.
  • Added IIR Level 2 Swath and Track science parameter flags values.
  • Added a new section called "Special Products". This includes the new data product, CALIPSO Lidar Level 1.5 Expedited Product.
DPC Release 3.2
PDF: Size ~2.2 MB
August 2010
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-01
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-01,CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01,CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01,CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01

  • Corrected units for the following parameters in Table 10 in this document:
    • Total_Attenuated_Backscatter_532
    • Perpendicular_Attenuated_Backscatter_532
    • Attenuated_Backscatter_1064
  • Please refer to the Release 3.1 to view all science updates to the document (row below).
DPC Release 3.1
PDF: Size ~2.2 MB
May 2010
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-01
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-01,CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01,CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01,CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01

Level 1 and 2 Data Products:
  • The 532 nm and 1064 nm Rayleigh backscatter and extinction cross-sections were updated and added to the metadata records of the Lidar Level 1 profile products and Lidar Level 2 aerosol and cloud profile data products.
  • The 532 nm and 1064 nm ozone absorption cross-sections were updated and added to the metadata records of the Lidar Level 1 profile products and Lidar Level 2 aerosol and cloud profile data products.
  • The IGBP max value was changed from 17 to 18 for Lidar Level 1 and 2 data products.
  • The orbit number and path number was added to the Lidar Level 1 and 2 file metadata records.
Lidar Level 2 Aerosol and Cloud Profile Products:
  • Eliminated the Lidar Level 2 data product named 40-km Aerosol Profile Fixed Lidar Ratio.
  • Eliminated the Lidar Level 2 data product named 40-km Aerosol Profile Best-estimate Lidar Ratio and added Lidar Level 2 data product named 5-km Aerosol Profile Best-estimate Lidar Ratio.
  • New parameters were added to the Lidar Level 2 aerosol and cloud profile data products. They include:
    • extinction QC flags
    • CAD scores
    • re-worked atmospheric volume description array
    • column optical depths for cloud, aerosol, and stratospheric layers
    • column feature fraction
    • column integrated attenuated backscatter and cumulative probability
    • initial lidar ratios for all cloud, aerosol, and stratospheric subtypes
  • The cloud layer fraction was added to the aerosol profile data products.
  • The aerosol layer fraction and surface winds were added to the cloud profile data product.
Lidar Level 2 Aerosol and Cloud Layer Products:
  • New parameters were added to the Lidar Level 2 aerosol and cloud layer data products. They include:
    • column optical depths
    • layer top pressure
    • layer base pressure
    • layer mid-point pressure
    • layer top temperature
    • layer base temperature
  • The parameter "single shot cloud cleared fraction" was added to Lidar Level 2 5-km cloud and aerosol layer products.
DPC Release 3.0
PDF: Size ~2.4 MB
June 2009
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-00

  • Added new Level 2 parameters, layer top pressure, layer base pressure, layer mid-point pressure, layer top temperature, and layer base temperature to tables.
  • Added new parameters to both the cloud and aerosol profiles. These include extinction QC flags, CAD scores, re-worked atmospheric volume description array, column optical depths for cloud, aerosol, and stratospheric layers, and intial lidar ratios for all cloud, aerosol, and stratospheric subtypes.
  • Added orbit number and path number in file metadata record.
  • Added "single shot cloud cleared fraction" to 5-km cloud and aerosol layer products.
  • Added column optical depths to layer products.
  • Added 1064 nm column optical depths to profile products.
  • Deleted the "fixed lidar ratio" aerosol profile products.
  • The IGBP max value needed to be updated.
  • Updated link in section 4.6.
  • Added an opacity flag to the 1/3 km and 1 km cloud layer products.
  • Remove fixed lidar ratio layer products.
  • Modified pages 6-7 such that the text in reflects the lidar level 1 version naming convention.
  • Adjusted spacing for content to fit on one page.
DPC Release 2.4
PDF: Size ~3 MB
December 2007
Standard Data Sets:
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V2-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V2-02, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V2-01, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V2-02, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V2-01, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V2-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V2-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V2-02, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Beta-V2-01, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Beta-V2-02, CAL_LID_L2_40kmAProCal-Beta-V2-01, CAL_LID_L2_40kmAProCal-Beta-V2-02, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V2-01, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V2-02
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-Prov-V1-10, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-Prov-V1-10, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-Prov-V1-10

  • Modified Lidar Level 2 data products to include extinction QC flags at both 532 and 1064 nm.
  • Added Column Reflectances to the Lidar Level 1 Data Products.
  • Added relative humidity, surface wind speeds, tropopause height, and temperature to the Level 1 Data Products.
  • Added "Lidar Reflectance" (aka "lidar albedo") to the Lidar Level 2 Data Products
  • Added Feature Finder Quality Flags, V02
  • Updated entire document to make all sections consistent.
  • Updated the contents of Lidar Level 1B and calibration output files.
  • Updated Section 4.3 to reference the GEOS version. All metadata table records using this information was updated.
  • Added new parameter, "Lidar_Data_Altitude" to layer products. Added UTC to cloud and aerosol profile products. Added tropopause height and tropopause temperature to the cloud and aerosol profile products.
  • Added the Spacecraft_Position to the Lidar Level 2 layer and vertical feature mask products.
DPC Release 2.3
PDF: Size ~3.3 MB
December 2006
Standard Data Sets:
  • IIR L1: CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-10
  • LIDAR L1: CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-10, CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-11, CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-20
  • LIDAR L2: CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V1-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V1-20, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V1-10, CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V1-20, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V1-10, CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V1-20, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V1-10, CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V1-20, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V1-10, CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V1-20
  • WFC L1: CAL_WFC_L1_125m-Prov-V1-10, CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-Prov-V1-10, CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-Prov-V1-10

  • Updated IIR Level 2 tables in Section 2.8
  • Added UTC time to tables in Section 2.1 - 2.4, 2.7, 5.1 - 5.3


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