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CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Blowing Snow Products Release Announcement

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:47 pm America/New_York
by ASDC - David W.
The CALIPSO mission team announces the release of two new CALIOP Level 2 monthly data products:

CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Greenland-Standard-V1-00
CAL_LID_L2_BlowingSnow_Antarctica-Standard-V2-00

The Blowing Snow monthly data products, developed by Dr. Stephen Palm, isolates blowing snow events determined from the CALIOP lidar atmospheric attenuated backscatter measurements and obtains the spatial and temporal frequency, layer height, and optical depth of these events over Antarctica (updated version 2.00) and Greenland (new version 1.00) data for June 2006 through June 2023. These new products rely on the recently released V4.51 Lidar Level 1 and Lidar Level 2 data products as input.

Information about these new data products can be found at the following ASDC link:

https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/project/CALIPSO

An in-depth data description document can be found in the following CALIPSO link:

https://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/resources/calipso_users_guide/data_desc/cal_lid_l2_blowingsnow_antarctica_v2-00_desc.php

These data products are available from the ASDC via the following options:

Earthdata Search
Direct Data Download
OPeNDAP