2B-GEOPROF-LIDAR

CloudSat Product Stats - Algorithm Developer Edition
Product Availability: Available through Epoch 04 (E04).
The NASA CloudSat cloud profiling radar (CPR) and the Calipso Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) generally fly in close coordination with one another.  2B-Geoprof-lidar product indicates the fraction of each GeoProf radar volume which contains a lidar cloud detection (detected using 5 km or shorter along track averaging), as well as a variety of summary values (such as the height of the highest detected cloud).   Details on the Geoprof-lidar can be found in Mace and Zhang (2014) and the Level 2 GEOPROF-LIDAR Product Process Description and Interface Control Document.
 

Primary Publication

Process Description and Interface Control Document (PDICD)

File Name Last Modified
2B-GEOPROF-LIDAR P2_R04 PDICD (365.25 KB) June 4, 2007

Algorithm Specifications

Data
Popup Type Dimensions Units Range Missing Miss Op Factor Offset
INT(1) nbin,nray -9 == 1 0
INT(1) nray -9 == 1 0
UINT(1) nray -- 0 to 127 1 0
UINT(1) nray -- 0 to 127 1 0
UINT(1) nray -- 0 to 81 1 0
INT(1) ncloud,nray -9 == 1 0
INT(1) ncloud,nray -9 == 1 0
INT(2) ncloud,nray m -99 == 1 0
INT(2) ncloud,nray m -99 == 1 0
INT(1) nbin,nray -9 == 1 0
Geolocation
Popup Type Dimensions Units Range Missing Miss Op Factor Offset
INT(2) nray meters -9999 to 8850 9999 == 1 0
INT(2) nbin,nray m -5000 to 30000 -9999 == 1 0
REAL(4) nray degrees -90 to 90 1 0
REAL(4) nray degrees -180 to 180 1 0
REAL(4) <scalar> degrees -90 to 90 1 0
REAL(4) nray seconds 0 to 6000 1 0
REAL(4) nray km 600 to 800 1 0
REAL(4) <scalar> degrees -90 to 90 1 0
REAL(8) <scalar> seconds 0 to 6e+008 1 0
REAL(4) <scalar> seconds 0 to 86400 1 0
REAL(4) <scalar> m to -9999 == 1 0