LO_RVOD_status

AIMS variable long name: 
Liquid-only Radar/VOD Status
AIMS variable type: 
INT(2)
AIMS variable dimensions: 
nray
AIMS variable units: 
--
AIMS variable range: 
-32768 to 32767
AIMS variable factor: 
1
AIMS variable offset: 
0
AIMS variable category: 
AIMS Data Product tag: 
AIMS variable description: 

A two-byte (16-bit) status flag. (This LO retrieval assumes the entire column is liquid-only.) Various bits indicate errors, convergence, and related information about the retrieval. Non-zero values of bits 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 13 indicate an aborted retrieval.

Bit assignments table:
0 (LSB): 1 = clear column according to MODIS (2B-TAU)
1: 1 = profile in dark half of orbit (2B-TAU)
2: 1 = VOD retrieval not converged (2B-TAU)
3: 1 = VOD bad or missing (2B-TAU)
4: 1 = RVOD solution not converged
5: 1 = negative element in state vector
6: 1 = cloud scenario not determined in any cloudy bin
7: 1 = invalid 2B-CLDCLASS condition (cloud type > 8, cloud type < 1, latitude type 3, or quality flag 2 or 3) or CLDCLASS missing
8: 1 = cloud classification low confidence (2B-CLDCLASS)
9: unassigned
11 & 10: 00 = single cloud type in column (or clear)
01 (i.e. bit 10 set) = two cloud types
10 (i.e. bit 11 set) = three cloud types
11 = more than three cloud types
12: 1 = clear column according to 2B-GEOPROF
13: 1 = unphysical, bad, or missing radar reflectivity value
14: 1 = large value of normalized chi-square
15 (MSB): 1 = possible drizzle or precipitation

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