Expedite CALIPSO 2020 data

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Expedite CALIPSO 2020 data

by EarthdataForumContributor » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:11 pm America/New_York

On January 29, 2020

The Australian wildfires have significantly modified the aerosol distribution in the Summer Southern Hemisphere since the first of the year. I wonder if it would be possible to expedite the processing of CALIPSO L1 V4-10 and VFM V4-20 products? I am interested in seeing if the phase partitioning between liquid and ice in supercooled clouds is significantly different this summer compared to other summers.

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Re: Expedite CALIPSO 2020 data

by EarthdataForumContributor » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:16 pm America/New_York

On January 30, 2020 CALIPSO Science Team posted

The V4.10 Lidar Level 1 and V4.20 Lidar Level 2 typically takes 8-10 weeks from downlink, and are released in monthly blocks.
These products rely on a MERRA-2 data product that is delivered on a monthly basis. And given the multi-orbit averaging to derive the calibration we also require the adjoining month to account for the first few days of that month. So for instance, we just got December 2019 in mid-January, but we need the first few days of February. So the earliest we could run December 2019 is mid-February. I wouldn’t expect January 2020 until late March.

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Re: Expedite CALIPSO 2020 data

by ASDC - mcook » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:18 pm America/New_York

CALIPSO L1 V4-10 and VFM V4-20 products are available from the ASDC's website.
https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/project/CALIPSO

Each product has a profile page that has a wealth of information available.
This profile page contains the properties, parameters, order data tools, and documentation.

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