CEOS Instrument: Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization

Agency: NASA
Mission: CALIPSO
Type:Atmospheric lidar
Description:Two-wavelength, polarisation lidar capable of providing aerosol and cloud profiles and properties
Spatial Resolution: Vertical sampling: 30 m, 0 40 km
Swath Width: 333 m along-track
Wavebands: 532 nm (polarization-sensitive), 1064 nm, VIS - NIR
Technology: Atmospheric lidar
Description: Lidar measuring the backscattering of atmospheric components such as clouds and aerosol. One or two wavelengths can be exploited, in UV or Vis or NIR. Nadir-only, resolution typically ~ 100 m both horizontal and vertical. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18