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CATS-ISS_L2O_N-M7.2-V3-00_05kmLay
Entry ID: CATS-ISS_L2O_N-M7.2-V3-00_05kmLay_V3-00


Summary
Abstract: The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), launched on January 10, 2015, is a lidar remote sensing instrument that will provide range-resolved profile measurements of atmospheric aerosols and clouds from the International Space Station (ISS). CATS is intended to operate on-orbit for at least six months, and up to three years. CATS will provide vertical profiles at three wavelengths, orbiting between ~230 and ~270 miles above the Earth's surface at a 51-degree inclination with nearly a three-day repeat cycle. For the first time, it will allow scientist to study diurnal (day-to-night) changes in cloud and aerosol effects from space by observing the same spot on Earth at different times each day. CATS Level 2 Layer data product containing geophysical parameters derived from Level 1 data, at 60m vertical and 5km horizontal resolution.

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Parent DIF
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CATS


Geographic Coverage
 N: 52.0 S: -52.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Release Date: 2018-10-31T00:00:00.000Z
Version: V3-00
Online Resource: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/cats/cats_table


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2015-03-25
Stop Date: 2017-10-29


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EASTERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EURASIA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SAHEL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > OCEANIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL BACKSCATTER    [Definition]


Platform
ISS >International Space Station    [Information]


Instrument
CATS >Cloud-Aerosol Transport System    [Information]


Project
CATS-ISS >Cloud-Aerosol Transport System


Access Constraints
Not provided


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Personnel
MATTHEW MCGILL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (301) 614-6281
Email: matthew.j.mcgill at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Greenbelt Road
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20770
Country: United States


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-11



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