Status of CALIPSO Data Products

David Winker NASA - Langley Research Center

Category: Field Campaigns

Working Group: Aerosol Life Cycle

The CALIPSO satellite, launched in April 2006, carries a two-wavelength polarization lidar providing the global aerosol profiles during both day and night. Profiles of aerosol and cloud extinction, backscatter, aerosol type, and cloud ice-water phase are among the primary parameters produced. CALIPSO Version 2 data products including aerosol extinction have been available since 2008. An improved Version 3 data product is now available. New features of the Version 3 product and improvements relative to the Version 2 products will be presented.

This poster will be displayed at ASR Science Team Meeting.