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Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP)
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The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite mission will provide new insight into the role that clouds and atmospheric aerosols (airborne particles) play in regulating Earth's weather, climate, and air quality. CALIPSO is a joint mission between NASA and CNES, the French space agency. CALIPSO's payload includes an active lidar (CALIOP), a passive Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR), and visible Wide Field Camera (WFC). This data release consists of data beginning in mid June 2006 and includes Level 1 radiances from each of the instruments. This release also includes the lidar Level 2 vertical feature mask and cloud and aerosol layer products. Laser: Nd: YAG, diode-pumped, Q-switched, frequency doubled Pulse energy: 110 mJoule/channel Repetition rate: 20.25 Hz Receiver telescope: 1.0 m diameter Polarization: 532 nm Footprint/FOV: 100 m/ 130 ┬Árad Vertical resolution: 30-60 m Horizontal resolution: 333 m Linear dynamic range: 22 bits Data rate: 316 kbps
CONTACT
David M. Winker
NASA Langley Research Center
NASA/ Langley Research Center Mail Stop 435 Hampton, VA, 23681-2199 USA
757-864-6747
david.m.winker@nasa.gov
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/calipso/team/Dave_Winker.html
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeCALIPSO
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral Coverage
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternPush broom
Variables
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength532 to 1064nm
Number of Bands
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width
UPDATED ON
13 Oct 2009 10:03