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A-TRAIN CLOUDSAT GIOVANNI SNAPSHOT

Location of Interface

A-Train Along CloudSat TrackGiovanni

Data Summary

Data Set
Coverage
Availability
Horizontal Resolution Temporal Resolution
CloudSat (1B-CPR) (available parameters)
Near Global
06/2006-Present
2.5 km
Orbital
Aqua MODISVertical Profiles MAC07S0.002 (available parameters)
Global
06/2006-Present
5 km
Orbital
Aqua AIRS Vertical Profiles, AIRX2RET.003 (available parameters)
Global
08/2002-Present
50 km
Orbital
Calipso CALIOPLidar, VFM.001 (available parameters)
Near Global
06/2006-Present

5-40 km (aerosols)

0.3-5 km (clouds)

Orbital


Feature Summary

Parameter Plots
Other Features
  • Parameter vs. pressure along CloudSat track ("curtain plots")
  • Orbit selected via map: Ascending Orbits, Descending Orbits, North Polar Projection, South Polar Projection
  • Configurable range along track
  • Temporal zoom (start and stop time)
  • Image X Size, Image Y Size
  • Number of Tick Marks configurable
  • Custom Y-Axis (Altitude/Pressure)
  • Custom parameter limits on Y-Axis


CloudSatParameters

  • Reflectivity, dBZ
  • Received echo powers


Aqua MODIS Parameters

  • Atmospheric Temperature Profile (Kelvins)
  • H2O (Dew_Point_Temperature_Profile, K)
  • Cloud Top Temperature, Kelvins (strip plot only)
  • Cloud Top Pressure, mbar (strip plot only)

 

Aqua AIRS Parameters

  • Atmospheric Temperature Profile
  • H2O Saturation Mass Mixing Ratio (g/kg dry air)
  • H2O Vapor Mass Mixing Ratio (g/kg dry air)
  • Cloud Top Pressure, mbar (strip plot only)
  • Cloud Top Temperature, K (strip plot only)
  • Total Cloud Liquid Water, kg/m2 (strip plot only)


Calipso CALIOPParameters

  • Cloud/Aerosol Classification and Ice/Water Phase Descrimination
 

 

 

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