The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite mission is pleased to announce the public release of version 3.3 of the Lidar Products (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3) beginning March 1, 2013. This new version incorporates the updated GMAO Forward Processing – Instrument Teams (FP-IT) meteorological data, and the enhanced Air Force Weather Authority (AFWA) Snow and Ice Data Set, as ancillary inputs to the production of these data sets.

Information about the CALIPSO products, including data availability, user documentation and quality statements, relevant links, sample read software, and tools for working with the data, etc. can be found at

These data products are currently available at ICARE and at NASA’s Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC). CALIPSO is a joint mission between NASA and CNES.

+ Access to CALIPSO products from the ICARE on-line archive (Registration required)

+ Access to CALIPSO products from the NASA LARC site