The CALIPSO CAL LID_L2_05kmAPro-Prov-V3-40 product is one of the products that provides aerosol layer data.
The software available for assistance in plotting this data can be obtained from:
HDFView, which is a free, easy-to-use program from the non-profit HDF Group:
HDFView allows you to export data as a text (ASCII) file.
From the HDFGroup website:
"HDFView is a visual tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files.
The HDF group has examples of working with CALIPSO, CERES, MISR, MOPITT, and TES data
using several different languages such as: MATLAB, NCL, Python and IDL.
You can see these examples at their "zoo" area:
Also, for assistance contact helpdesk email support services:
User's Guide for Panoply: https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... or+Panoply
VOCAL - Visualization of CALIPSO: https://software.nasa.gov/software/LAR-18710-1
We hope this was helpful.