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CALIPSO’s Data Product Inventory List


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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.


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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
Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_IIR_L1_Exp-Prov-V1-12 1.12 01/01/2013-present DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | QS (V1) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy
    CAL_IIR_L1-Standard-V2-00 2.00 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.20) | UG | QS (V2.00) | July 12, 2017 Standard
    CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-12 1.12 11/01/2011-present DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | QS (V1) | December 2011 Provisional
    CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-11 1.11 08/20/2008-10/31/2011 DPC (2.4) | QS (V1) | November 6, 2008 Provisional
    CAL_IIR_L1-Prov-V1-10 1.10 06/13/2006 - 08/19/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V3.30) | September 17, 2016 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-40
    No longer orderable.
    3.40 12/12/2016-08/31/2018 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | August 2013 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track_Exp-Beta-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Beta
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2018-present DPC (4.92) | UG | QS (V4.20) | April 27, 2020 Standard
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V3.30) | September 17, 2018 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-08/31/2018 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | August 2013 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | December 2011 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V3-01 3.01 06/13/2006-10/31/2011 DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | May 2011 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V2-02
    No longer orderable.
    2.02 09/14/2008-01/17/2011 DPC (2.4) | UG (V2) | October 2008 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Beta-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | UG (V2) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V3.30) | September 17, 2018 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-40
    No longer orderable.
    3.40 12/12/2016-08/31/2018 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | August 2013 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath_Exp-Beta-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Beta
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2018-present DPC (4.92) | UG | QS (V4.20) | April 27, 2020 Standard
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-45 3.45 09/01/2018-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V3.30) | September 17, 2018 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-08/31/2018 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | August 2013 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | December 2011 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V3-01 3.01 06/13/2006-10/31/2011 DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | May 2011 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V2-02
    No longer orderable.
    2.02 09/14/2008-01/17/2011 DPC (2.4) | UG (V2) | October 2008 Beta
    CAL_IIR_L2_Swath-Beta-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | UG (V2) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L1_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3.01) | January 2013 Provisional
    Expedited Lidar Level 1 Total_Attenuated_Backscatter_532 KML/KMZ Browse Images Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    KML/KMZ thru Expedited Browse Page 3.30 08/01/2014-10/31/2018 Google Earth KML/KMZ browse files September 23, 2014 N/A
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-10 4.10 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | November 8, 2016 Standard (PS)
    CAL_LID_L1-Standard-V4-00
    No longer orderable.
    4.00 06/13/2006-05/31/2015 DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V4.00) | April 2014 Standard (PS)
    CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3.01) | December 2011 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-01 3.01 06/13/2006-10/31/2011 DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3.01) | November 2009 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L1-ValStage1-V3-00
    No longer orderable
    3.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2006,
    03/12/2009-06/10/2009
    DPC (3.0) | QS (V3) | June 2009 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V2-02
    No longer orderable.
    2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) October 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) December 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-22
    No longer orderable.
    1.22 08/06/2007-11/11/2007 DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) August 12, 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-20
    No longer orderable.
    1.20 03/01/2007-08/11/2007 * DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) March 1, 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-11
    No longer orderable.
    1.11 01/06/2007-03/13/2007 * DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) January 6, 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L1-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-01/05/2007 DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L15_Exp-ValStage1-V3-50
    By subscription only.
    3.50 03/01/2019-present DPC (4.80) | UG | QS | 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 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3) | 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 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3) | June 2013 Beta
    CAL_LID_L15_Exp-Beta-V3-02
    By subscription only. No longer orderable.
    3.02 05/03/2011-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L15-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.80) | UG | QS | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | November 8, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | December 2011 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
    03/17/2009-10/31/2011
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | October 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | January 25, 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V1-20
    No longer orderable.
    1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | March 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmALay-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_333mMLay-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | October 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | January 25, 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V1-20
    No longer orderable.
    1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | March 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level Only
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | November 8, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | October 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | January 25, 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V1-20
    No longer orderable.
    1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | March 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_01kmCLay-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmMLay-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | DPC (4.40) | UG | QS (V4.10) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | November 8, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | December 2011 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
    03/17/2009-10/31/2011
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | October 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | January 25, 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V1-20
    No longer orderable.
    1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007 * DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | March 2007 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 01/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | November 8, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | December 2011 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
    03/17/2009-10/31/2011
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | October 2008 Beta
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Beta-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 06/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | November 8, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | December 2011 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-01 3.01 6/13/2006-02/16/2009,
    03/17/2009-10/31/2011
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_40kmAProCal-Beta-V2-02
    No longer orderable.
    2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
    03/17/2009-03/28/2010
    DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | October 2008 Beta
    CAL_LID_L2_40kmAProCal-Beta-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-40 3.40 12/12/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-30
    No longer orderable.
    3.30 01/01/2013-12/11/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | June 2013 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM_Exp-Prov-V3-02
    No longer orderable.
    3.02 01/01/2013-05/31/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    or
    Production Strategy (PS)
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.50) | UG | QS (V4.20) | October 10, 2018 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Standard-V4-10
    No longer orderable.
    4.10 06/13/2006-05/31/2018 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V4.10) | November 8, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-40 3.40 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.30) | December 14, 2016 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-30 3.30 03/01/2013-11/30/2016 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3.30) | April 2013 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | May 2010 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V2-02
    No longer orderable.
    2.02 09/14/2008-02/16/2009,
    03/17/2009-03/28/2010
    DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | October 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V2-01
    No longer orderable.
    2.01 06/13/2006-09/13/2008 DPC (2.4) | QS (V2) | January 25, 2008 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V1-20
    No longer orderable.
    1.20 03/01/2007-11/11/2007* DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | March 2007 Layer Heights - Provisional
    Layer Classifications - Beta
    CAL_LID_L2_VFM-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-03/13/2007 DPC (2.3) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-10 1.10 12/01/2016-present DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V1) December 14, 2016 Provisional
    CAL_LID_L2_PSCMask-Prov-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 DPC (3.8)| UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.60) | UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level / Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V3.00 v02) December 14, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.00) October 14, 2015 Standard
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-30 1.30 03/01/2013-09/30/2015 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V1) April 2013 Beta
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_AllSky-Beta-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V3.00 v02) December 14, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.00) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V3.00 v02) December 14, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.00) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-10 3.10 12/01/2016-12/31/2016 DPC (4.10) | UG | QS (V3.00 v02) December 14, 2016 Standard
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V3-00 3.00 06/13/2006-11/30/2016 DPC (3.8) | UG | QS (V3.00) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-30 1.30 03/01/2013-09/30/2015 DPC (3.6) | DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V1) April 2013 Beta
    CAL_LID_L3_APro_Combined-Beta-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-02/28/2013 DPC (3.5) | UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level / Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_AllSky-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.90) | UG | QS (V4.20 v01) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.90) | UG | QS (V4.20 v01) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyTransparent-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.90) | UG | QS (V4.20 v01) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudySkyOpaque-Standard-V4-20 4.20 06/13/2006-present DPC (4.90) | UG | QS (V4.20 v01) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_Ice_Cloud-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2016 DPC (4.30) | UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_Stratospheric_APro-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006 - present DPC (4.40) | UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_Cloud_Occurrence-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2016 DPC (4.70) | UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Production Strategy
    CAL_LID_L3_GEWEX_Cloud-Standard-V1-00 1.00 06/13/2006-12/31/2016 DPC (4.91) | UG | QS (V1) 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_WFC_L1_125m_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-present DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_WFC_L1_125m-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-present DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | May 2010 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_WFC_L1_125m-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-09/21/2010 DPC (2.4) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_WFC_L1_1Km_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-present DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provsional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-present DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | May 2010 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_WFC_L1_1Km-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-09/21/2010 DPC (2.4) | QS (V1) | 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
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_WFC_L1_IIR_Exp-Prov-V3-02 3.02 01/01/2013-present DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3) | January 2013 Provisional
    Standard Data Set Name Data
    Version
    Temporal Coverage
    Documentation
  • DPC=Data Products Catalog (Vx.x)
  • UG=User’s Guide
  • QS=Quality Summary
  • Release Date Maturity Level
    CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-ValStage1-V3-02 3.02 11/01/2011-present DPC (3.7) | UG | QS (V3) | 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
    DPC (3.4) | UG | QS (V3) | May 2010 Validated Stage 1
    CAL_WFC_L1_IIR-Prov-V1-10
    No longer orderable.
    1.10 06/13/2006-09/21/2010 DPC (2.4) | QS (V1) | 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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