CATS-ISS Level 1B Day Mode 7.2 Version 2-08

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

CATS-ISS_L1B_D-M7.2-V2-08 is the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) International Space Station Level 1B Day Mode 7.2 Version 2-08 data product. The collection spans from March 25, 2015 through October 29, 2017. CATS, which was launched on January 10, 2015, was a lidar remote sensing instrument that provided range-resolved profile measurements of atmospheric aerosols and clouds from the ISS. CATS provides 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, scientists were able 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. Level 1B data have been calibrated and annotated with ancillary meteorological data and processed to sensor units.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier C1403619024-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 2016-05-31
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-01-18
Category CATS-ISS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation 2017-07-11. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 05f4cea9095637242ec61f0d6192fc6350d04d1c
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -180.0 -52.0 180.0 52.0
Temporal 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z/2017-10-29T23:59:59Z

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