THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Lidar Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Lidars Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Atmospheric lidar Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measurement of aerosol heights, cloud top heights and aerosol properties.
Resolution Summary Vertical sampling: 30 - 60 m, -2 to 40 km
Swath Summary 333 m along-track
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 532 nm (polarization-sensitive), 1064 nm, 355 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud top height
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Aerosols properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
ACE - Aerosol Clouds and Ecosystem Mission (2022 - 2023)
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