Update of previous highlight posted in November 2016.
The CALIPSO mission announces the release of new versions of its standard Level-1 and Level-2 lidar data products. These products are available through the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center and the French AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center in Lille, France. The new data products consist of the Version 4.10 Lidar Level-1 Products and Version 4.10 Lidar Level-2 Products. The V4.10 CALIOP Level 2 data products are the first major revision to the Level 2 product suite since May 2010. The extensive improvements made in this new release correct numerous artifacts and significantly enhance the content and quality of the science data. In addition to the substantial updates made to all existing Level 2 products, V4.10 introduces a new merged layer product that reports the spatial and optical properties of cloud and aerosol layers in a single file.
Users are instructed not to use Version 4.00 Lidar Level 1 product any longer and to use instead the Version 4.10 for science use. The product is available beginning with data from June 13, 2006 (following CALIOP first light), and as of this update, through July 31, 2016. Remaining data will be available as it is produced. The product is now available on all currently existing standard order tools as well as the CALIPSO Search/Sub-setter application.
Version 4.00 Lidar Level 1 will be deleted from the AERIS/ICARE archive in a couple of months.
To see the full announcement of November 2016, click here.