Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4129–4152, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4129-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4129–4152, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4129-2018

Research article 17 Jul 2018

Research article | 17 Jul 2018

CALIPSO lidar level 3 aerosol profile product: version 3 algorithm design

Jason L. Tackett et al.

Data sets

CALIPSO data and information National Aeronautics and Space Administration https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/calipso/calipso_table

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Short summary
The CALIPSO level 3 aerosol profile product reports globally gridded, quality-screened monthly mean aerosol extinction profiles retrieved by the spaceborne lidar, CALIOP. This paper describes the quality screening and averaging methods used to generate the product. Impacts of quality screening on reported quantities are evaluated, in particular the change in aerosol extinction profiles and aerosol optical depth. The paper thereby provides guidance on the use of CALIOP aerosol data.