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Last Updated: October 20, 2020


This page provides a list of all data products and versions released to the user community. All information specific to these products are included in these tables. CALIPSO produces two releases of the data products. They are: Expedited and Standard.


Instrument: Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR)
Data Level: Level 1B
Data Description: Half orbit (Night and Day) geolocated, calibrated radiances data
Parameters: Infrared Radiance

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-13 1.13 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes N/A Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12 1.12 01/01/2013-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (3.7)
DPC (3.6)
Yes N/A Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy
CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-01 2.01 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) QS (V2.00) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Standard
CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00 2.00 06/13/2006-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.92) QS (V2.00) Yes Yes July 12, 2017 Standard
 
CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-13 1.13 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) N/A N/A Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12 1.12 11/01/2011-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.7) DPC (3.6) N/A N/A Yes December 2011 Provisional
CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-11 1.11 08/20/2008-10/31/2011 Yes Yes DPC (2.4) N/A N/A Yes November 6, 2008 Provisional
CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-10 1.10 06/13/2006 - 08/19/2008 Yes Yes DPC (2.4) N/A N/A Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Instrument: Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR)
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: Half orbit (Night and Day) emissivity and cloud particle data related to pixels that have been co-located to the Lidar track
Parameters: Emissivity, Cloud Properties

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-46 3.46 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (4.50) Yes Yes Yes September 17, 2018 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-08/31/2018 No Yes DPC (3.8) Yes Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-30 3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes August 2013 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) Yes Yes Yes January 2013 Beta
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2018-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes April 27, 2020 Standard
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-46 3.46 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) Yes Yes Yes September 17, 2018 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-08/31/2018 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) Yes Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) Yes Yes Yes August 2013 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) Yes Yes Yes December 2011 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-01 3.01 06/13/2006-10/31/2011 Yes Yes DPC (3.4) Yes Yes Yes May 2011 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V2-02 2.02 09/14/2008-01/17/2011 No Yes DPC (2.4) No Yes Yes October 2008 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V2-01 2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No Yes DPC (2.4) No Yes Yes October 2008 Beta

 

Instrument: Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR)
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: Half orbit (Night and Day) emissivity and cloud particle data assigned to IIR pixels on a 1 km grid centered on the Lidar track
Parameters: Emissivity, Cloud Properties

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-46 3.46 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (4.50) Yes Yes Yes September 17, 2018 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-08/31/2018 No Yes DPC (3.8) Yes Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-30 3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) Yes Yes Yes August 2013 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) Yes Yes Yes January 2013 Beta
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2018-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes April 27, 2020 Standard
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-46 3.46 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.92) Yes Yes Yes September 17, 2018 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-08/31/2018 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) Yes Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) Yes Yes Yes August 2013 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) Yes Yes Yes December 2011 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-01 3.01 06/13/2006-10/31/2011 Yes Yes DPC (3.4) Yes Yes Yes May 2011 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V2-02 2.02 09/14/2008-01/17/2011 No Yes DPC (2.4) No Yes Yes October 2008 Beta
CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V2-01 2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No Yes DPC (2.4) No Yes Yes October 2008 Beta

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 1B
Data Description: Half orbit (Night and Day) geolocated, calibrated Lidar Profiles and Viewing Geometry Products
Parameters: Lidar Attenuated Backscatter

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-30
No longer orderable.
3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-02
No longer orderable.
3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No DPC (3.5) QS (V3.01) Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-11 4.11 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard (PS)
CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10 4.10 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes Yes November 8, 2016 Standard (PS)
CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-00 4.00 06/13/2006-05/31/2015 No Yes DPC (3.7) QS (V4.00) Yes April 2014 Standard (PS)
CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes April 2013 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3.01) Yes December 2011 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 06/13/2006-10/31/2011 Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3.01) Yes November 2009 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2006,
03/12/2009-06/10/2009
No Yes DPC (3.0) QS (V3) Yes June 2009 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V2-02 2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes October 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V2-01 2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes December 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-22 1.22 08/06/2007-11/11/2007 No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes August 12, 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-20 1.20 03/01/2007-08/11/2007 * No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes March 1, 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-11 1.11 01/06/2007-03/13/2007 * No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes January 6, 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-10 1.10 06/13/2006-01/05/2007 No Yes DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Special Product
Data Level: Level 1.5
Data Description: Full orbit profiles of combined molecular and aerosol total attenuated backscatter using expedited calibration and geolocation, averaged to 20 km horizontal x 60 m vertical resolution.
Parameters: Lidar Attenuated Backscatter

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-51
By subscription only.
3.51 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.80) QS Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-50
By subscription only.
3.50 03/01/2019-09/30/2020 No DPC (4.80) QS Yes Yes March 1, 2019 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-40
By subscription only. No longer orderable.
3.40 12/12/2016-02/28/2019 No DPC (3.8) QS (V3) Yes December 14, 2016 Beta
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-30
By subscription only. No longer orderable.
3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No DPC (3.6) QS (V3) Yes June 2013 Beta
CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-02
By subscription only. No longer orderable.
3.02 05/03/2011-05/31/2013 No DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes May 2011 Beta

 

Special Product
Data Level: Level 1.5
Data Description: Continuous segment of calibrated, geo-located, cloud-cleared, and spatially averaged profiles of lidar attenuated backscatter.
Parameters: Lidar Attenuated Backscatter

Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-01 1.01 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.80) QS Yes No October 01, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.80) QS Yes No April 10, 2019 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: 5 km aerosol layer data
Parameters: Integrated Attenuated Backscatter, Column Reflectance, Lidar Depolarization Ratio, Aerosol Optical Thickness

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
No longer orderable.
3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
No longer orderable.
3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10
No longer orderable.
4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 No Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes November 8, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes April 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes December 2011 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3) Yes May 2010 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V2-02
No longer orderable.
2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-03/28/2010
No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes October 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V2-01
No longer orderable.
2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes January 25, 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V1-20
No longer orderable.
1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes March 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V1-10
No longer orderable.
1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 No Yes DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: 1/3 km merged (cloud and aerosol) layer data
Parameters: Integrated Attenuated Backscatter, Column Reflectance, Lidar Depolarization Ratio, Cloud Base Height, Cloud Top Height, Cloud Midlayer Temperature
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10
No longer orderable.
4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 No Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes Yes November 8, 2016 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: 1/3 km cloud layer data
Parameters: Integrated Attenuated Backscatter, Column Reflectance, Lidar Depolarization Ratio, Cloud Base Height, Cloud Top Height, Cloud Midlayer Temperature

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
No longer orderable.
3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
No longer orderable.
3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes April 2013 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes December 2011 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3) No Yes May 2010 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V2-02
No longer orderable.
2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-03/28/2010
No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes October 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V2-01
No longer orderable.
2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes January 25, 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V1-20
No longer orderable.
1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes March 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V1-10
No longer orderable.
1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 No Yes DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: 1 km cloud layer data
Parameters: Integrated Attenuated Backscatter, Column Reflectance, Lidar Depolarization Ratio, Cloud Base Height, Cloud Top Height, Cloud Midlayer Temperature

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level Only
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
No longer orderable.
3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
No longer orderable.
3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10
No longer orderable.
4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 No Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes Yes November 8, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes April 2013 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes December 2011 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3) Yes May 2010 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V2-02
No longer orderable.
2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-03/28/2010
No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes October 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V2-01
No longer orderable.
2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes January 25, 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V1-20
No longer orderable.
1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes March 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V1-10
No longer orderable.
1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 No Yes DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: 5 km merged (cloud and aerosol) layer data
Parameters: Integrated Attenuated Backscatter, Column Reflectance, Lidar Depolarization Ratio, Cloud Base Height, Cloud Top Height, Cloud Optical Depth, Aerosol Optical Thickness

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10
No longer orderable.
4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 No Yes DPC (4.40) QS (V4.10) Yes Yes November 8, 2016 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: 5 km cloud layer data
Parameters: Integrated Attenuated Backscatter, Column Reflectance, Lidar Depolarization Ratio, Cloud Base Height, Cloud Top Height, Cloud Optical Depth

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
No longer orderable.
3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
No longer orderable.
3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10
No longer orderable.
4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 No Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes November 8, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes April 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes December 2011 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3) Yes May 2010 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V2-02
No longer orderable.
2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-03/28/2010
No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes October 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V2-01
No longer orderable.
2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes January 25, 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V1-20
No longer orderable.
1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes March 2007 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V1-10
No longer orderable.
1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 No Yes DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: 5 km cloud profile data
Parameters: Backscatter Coefficient, Depolarization Ratio Profile, Extinction Coefficient

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30
No longer orderable.
3.30 01/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-02
No longer orderable.
3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10
No longer orderable.
4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 No Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes November 8, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes April 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes Yes December 2011 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3) Yes May 2010 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Beta-V2-02
No longer orderable.
2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-03/28/2010
No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes October 2008 Beta
CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Beta-V2-01
No longer orderable.
2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes January 25, 2008 Beta

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: Aerosol profile data using the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm
Parameters: Backscatter Coefficient, Depolarization Ratio Profile, Extinction Coefficient

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30 3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10
No longer orderable.
4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 Yes Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes Yes November 8, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes April 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes Yes December 2011 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3) Yes Yes May 2010 Provisional

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: Aerosol profile data using the CALIPSO Lidar Ratio selection algorithm
Parameters: Backscatter Coefficient, Depolarization Ratio Profile, Extinction Coefficient
No longer produced. CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01 (above data sets) takes its place.
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_40kmAProCal-Beta-V2-02 2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-03/28/2010
No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No No October 2008 Beta
CAL_LID_L2_40kmAProCal-Beta-V2-01 2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No No January 2008 Beta

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: Vertical Feature Mask
Parameters: Aerosol Particle Properties, Cloud Type, Cloud Particle Phase

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-09/30/2020 No Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-30 3.30 01/01/2013-12/11/2016 No Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes June 2013 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
or
Production Strategy (PS)
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.50) QS (V4.20) Yes Yes October 10, 2018 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10 4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 No Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V4.10) Yes Yes November 8, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-41 3.41 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.6) QS (V3.30) Yes Yes April 2013 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V3) Yes Yes December 2011 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) QS (V3) Yes Yes May 2010 Validated Stage 1
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V2-02 2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-03/28/2010
No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes October 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V2-01 2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 No No DPC (2.4) QS (V2) No Yes January 25, 2008 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V1-20 1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007* No No DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes March 2007 Layer Heights - Provisional
Layer Classifications - Beta
CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V1-10 1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 No Yes DPC (2.3) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Layer Heights - Provisional
Layer Classifications - Beta

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: Polar stratospheric clouds presents, composition, and optical properties. Night time data only.
Parameters: Polar Stratospheric Clouds
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-11 1.11 10/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V1) Yes Yes October 01, 2020 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10 1.10 12/01/2016-09/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V1) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Provisional
CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V1) Yes Yes October 2013 Provisional

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 2
Data Description: Blowing Snow presents, composition, and optical properties. Night time data only. Monthly product over Antarctica.
Parameters: Polar Stratospheric Clouds
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-01 1.00 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.60) QS (V1) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.60) QS (V1) Yes Yes November 14, 2018 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level / Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 Yes Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V3.00 v02) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.00) Yes Yes October 14, 2015 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-30 1.30 03/01/2013-09/30/2015 Yes Yes DPC (3.7) QS (V1) Yes Yes April 2013 Beta
CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-02/28/2013 Yes Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V1) Yes Yes December 2011 Beta

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 Yes Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V3.00 v02) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.00) Yes Yes October 14, 2015 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 Yes Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V3.00 v02) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.00) Yes Yes October 14, 2015 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 Yes Yes DPC (4.10) QS (V3.00 v02) Yes Yes December 14, 2016 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 Yes Yes DPC (3.8) QS (V3.00) Yes Yes October 14, 2015 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
No longer produced.
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-30 1.30 03/01/2013-09/30/2015 No Yes DPC (3.7) QS (V1) Yes Yes April 2013 Beta
CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-02/28/2013 No Yes DPC (3.5) QS (V1) Yes Yes December 2011 Beta

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged tropospheric aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level / Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_AllSky-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_AllSky-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes September 11, 2019 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged tropospheric aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes September 11, 2019 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged tropospheric aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes September 11, 2019 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged tropospheric aerosol profile data and ancillary data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Column Aerosol Optical Depth, Aerosol Layer Properties
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V4-21 4.21 07/01/2020-present Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.90) QS (V4.20 v01) Yes Yes September 11, 2019 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged cloud data
Parameters: 532nm Extinction Coefficient, Ice Water Content, Climatology, Meteorology, Atmosphere
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2016 Yes Yes DPC (4.30) QS (V1) Yes Yes May 2018 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Globally gridded & monthly averaged stratospheric aerosol profile data
Parameters: 532nm Total Attenuated Backscatter, Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, Ancillary Grid Data
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-01 1.01 07/01/2020 - present Yes Yes DPC (4.40) QS (V1) Yes Yes October 12, 2020 Standard
CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006 - 06/30/2020 Yes Yes DPC (4.40) QS (V1) Yes Yes August 15, 2018 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: Cloud counts partitioned by thermal phase and opacity. Ice cloud count as a histogram of layer optical depth. Three files: day, night, all.
Parameters: 532nm Total Attenuated Backscatter, Extinction, Aerosol Optical Depth, Ancillary Grid Data
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_Cloud_Occurrence-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2016 Yes Yes DPC (4.70) Yes Yes No December 3, 2018 Standard

 

Instrument: LIDAR
Data Level: Level 3
Data Description: a reformatted version of CALIPSO’s contribution to the GEWEX cloud assessment of global cloud datasets from satellites. Three files: day, night, all.
Parameters: Climatology, Meteorology, Atmosphere, Clouds, Cloud Amount
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Production Strategy
CAL_LID_L3_GEWEX_Cloud-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2016 Yes Yes DPC (4.91) QS (V1) Yes No December 2019 Standard

 

Instrument: Wide Field Camera (WFC)
Data Level: Level 1B
Data Description: 125 m Native Science data
Parameters: Radiance, Reflectance

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-present Yes Yes DPC (3.7) Yes Yes Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-present Yes Yes DPC (3.7) Yes Yes Yes December 2011 Validated Stage 1
CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) Yes Yes Yes May 2010 Validated Stage 1
CAL_WFC_L1_125m-Prov-V1-10 1.10 06/13/2006-09/21/2010 No Yes DPC (2.4) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Instrument: Wide Field Camera (WFC)
Data Level: Level 1B
Data Description: 1 km Native Science data
Parameters: Radiance, Reflectance

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-present Yes Yes DPC (3.7) Yes Yes Yes January 2013 Provsional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-present Yes Yes DPC (3.7) Yes Yes Yes December 2011 Validated Stage 1
CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) Yes Yes Yes May 2010 Validated Stage 1
CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-Prov-V1-10
No longer orderable.
1.10 06/13/2006-09/21/2010 No Yes DPC (2.4) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

 

Instrument: Wide Field Camera (WFC)
Data Level: Level 1B
Data Description: 1 km Registered Science data
Parameters: Radiance, Reflectance

NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.
Expedited Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-present Yes Yes DPC (3.7) Yes Yes Yes January 2013 Provisional
Standard Data Set Name Data
Version
Temporal Coverage Orderable
at ASDC
Release
Announcement
DPC Detailed Quality Document Data Description Document IDL Read Routines Release Date Maturity Level
CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-present Yes Yes DPC (3.7) Yes Yes Yes December 2011 Validated Stage 1
CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
03/17/2009-10/31/2011
Yes Yes DPC (3.4) Yes Yes Yes May 2010 Validated Stage 1
CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-Prov-V1-10 1.10 06/13/2006-09/21/2010 No Yes DPC (2.4) QS (V1) No Yes December 8, 2006 Provisional

* Dates specified are primary processing range. Some additional orbits may also be processed for this version.


 Standard and Expedited Data Set Definitions

Standard Data Sets:
Standard data processing begins immediately upon delivery of all required ancillary data sets. The ancillary data sets used in standard processing (e.g., GMAO meteorological data and data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center) must be spatially and temporally matched to the CALIPSO data acquisition times, and thus the time lag latency between data onboard acquisition and the start of standard processing can be on the order of several days.
The data in each data set are global, but are produced in files by half orbit, with the day portion of an orbit in one file and the night portion of the orbit in another.

Expedited Data Sets:
Expedited data are processed as soon as possible after following downlink from the satellite and delivery to LaRC. Latency between onboard acquisition and analysis expedited processing is typically on the order of 6 to 28 hours. Expedited processing uses the most recently current available set of ancillary data (e.g., GMAO meteorological profiles) and calibration coefficients available, which may lag the CALIPSO data acquisition time/date by several days.
Expedited data files contain at the most, 90 minutes of data. Therefore, each file may contain both day and night data.
NOTE: Users are strongly cautioned against using Expedited data products as the basis for research findings or journal publications. Standard data sets only should be used for these purposes.

The differences between expedited processing and standard processing are explained in more detail in "Adapting CALIPSO Climate Measurements for Near Real Time Analyses and Forecasting" (PDF).


 Version 4.x Data Product Production Strategies Definitions (v4.x)

Test:
Preliminary data products for which science algorithms, file contents and/or file structure are still under development; not publicly distributed.

Beta:
Early release products for users to gain familiarity with data formats and parameters; not generally available for public download. Products designated as ‘beta’ should not be used as the basis for research findings or journal publications.

Quick Look:
Very rapid processing to ensure earliest distribution at the expense of some degradation of data quality; calibration coefficients may be obtained from historical data; level 2 analyses use most recently available ancillary data.

Expedited:
Rapid processing to ensure early availability at the expense of some degradation of data quailty; calibration and level 2 analyses use most recently available ancillary data, which may represent conditions several days prior ot the CALIPSO measurements.

Standard:
Highest quality data; ancillary data is spatially and temporally matched to the CALIPSO measurements, thus guaranteeing the best possible calibration and most reliable level 2 retrievals.



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