CALIOP is a two-wavelength polarization-sensitive lidar that provides high-resolution vertical profiles of aerosols and clouds CALIOP utilizes three receiver channels: one measuring the 1064 nm backscatter intensity and two channels measuring orthogonally polarized components of the 532 nm backscattered signal. The main content of this product are 5 km aggregated cloud properties by layer (https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/calipso/5_km_cloud_layer_table).
CALIPSO CALIOP L2
Cloud properties by layer from satellite
CALIOP L2 cloud
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