Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3277–3299, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3277-2021

Special issue: CALIPSO version 4 algorithms and data products

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3277–3299, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3277-2021

Research article 04 May 2021

Research article | 04 May 2021

Version 4 CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer ice and liquid water cloud microphysical properties – Part II: Results over oceans

Anne Garnier et al.

Data sets

CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track data, Beta V3-01 NASA https://doi.org/10.5067/IIR/CALIPSO/L2_Track-Beta-V3-01

CALIPSO Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) Level 2 Track, V4-20 NASA https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_IIR_L2_Track-Standard-V4-20

Short summary
The IIR Level 2 data products include cloud effective emissivities and cloud microphysical properties such as effective diameter (De) and ice or liquid water path estimates. This paper (Part II) shows retrievals over ocean and describes the improvements made with respect to version 3 as a result of the significant changes implemented in the version 4 algorithms, which are presented in a companion paper (Part I).